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Write Links Tote Bag
Write Links Cotton Tote Bag
NOTE I will not be mailing this out! But hand them to you at the next in person meeting. You are welcome to pick it up. Email me for details. A cotton tote bag with the Write Links Logo and a quote by Madeleine L'Engle: "if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
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Write Links Celebrates @ Botanic Gardens Mount-Cootha 12noon
11 June 2022
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha
Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot-tha, Brisbane Queensland
Buy your own lunch at the Botanic Gardens Cafe. Last time there was a lot of queuing to order lunch so the room will be open from 11.30am. 12noon-1pm lunch/networking 1-2pm speakers TBA 2-4pm critique groups
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Write Links Online - Getting to know the USA market
30 July 2022
To celebrate our 9th Write Links Birthday we have invited international guests, Elaine Kiely Kearns and Sylvia Liu, co-founders of popular website kidlit411.com to join us via Zoom for all things Kidlit! These mighty ladies will share their path to publishing success and how to navigate the US market and how to hook those elusive agents. Saturday 2 April, 12:30 - 2:00 pm. $15 members, $25 general admission. ZOOM session link in confirmation.
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Write Links Meeting SLQ - Getting to know the USA market
30 July 2022
State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place, South Brisbane 4101
To celebrate our 9th Write Links Birthday we have invited international guests, Elaine Kiely Kearns and Sylvia Liu, co-founders of popular website kidlit411.com to join us via Zoom for all things Kidlit! These mighty ladies will share their path to publishing success and how to navigate the US market and how to hook those elusive agents. Saturday 2 April, 12:30 - 2:00 pm. $15 members, $25 general admission. State Library of Qld Room 1B
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Book Links StoryArts Brisbane 2022 - Saturday
22 October 2022
State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place, South Brisbane Qld 4101
This two day festival for writers, illustrators, teachers and librarians promotes excellence in children’s literature. The festival offers quality, affordable workshops and master classes and the opportunity to obtain feedback on pitches, manuscripts and portfolios. There will be key panel sessions with editors, agents, authors and illustrators and focused sessions with book creators. $100 Book Links members, $130 non-members
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Alex Adsett - Agent Feedback - Saturday BSAB22
22 October 2022
State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place, South Brisbane Qld 4101
Alex will be holding free assessment sessions for BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of colour) authors and illustrators. Available on Saturday only or Sunday by negotiation.
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Rowena Beresford - Publisher Feedback - Saturday BSAB22
22 October 2022
State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place, South Brisbane Qld 4101
Rowena Beresford is the Director of Riveted Press, a new imprint of Yellow Brick Books, the publishing company she co-founded in 2016, inspired by her enduring passion to get kids reading. Rowena is looking for junior fiction, middle fiction, YA and graphic novels that remind readers of the good things they might have lost sight of in these tough timeson both the Saturday and Sunday. $70-$100
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Marisa Pintado - Publisher Feedback - Saturday BSAB22
22 October 2022
State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place, South Brisbane Qld 4101
Marisa Pintado is the publishing director for children’s and young-adult fiction at Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing in Melbourne. Marisa is currently looking at pitches for junior fiction series, with a particular interest in humour, mystery and magic. She is passionate about publishing middle-grade and YA. She is also accepting pitches for high-concept and commercial children’s non-fiction on both the Saturday and Sunday. $70-$100
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Nicola Santilli - Publisher Feedback - Saturday BSAB22
22 October 2022
State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place, South Brisbane Qld 4101
Nicola is a publisher at Allen & Unwin. Available on both the Saturday and Sunday. $70-$100
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Clair Hume - Publisher Feedback - Saturday BSAB22
22 October 2022
State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place, South Brisbane Qld 4101
Clair Hume publishes the children’s and young adult lists at University of Queensland Press (UQP) and has worked with many beloved authors and illustrators over the last decade. Clair will be considering: Picture books, Junior Fiction, Middle Grade and Young Adult. She is particularly interested in: stories with unique perspectives; stories built from lived experiences. Feedbacks given both the Saturday and Sunday. $70-$100
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Kate Stevens - Publisher Feedback - Saturday BSAB22
22 October 2022
State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place, South Brisbane Qld 4101
Unknown publisher. Available on both the Saturday and Sunday. $70-$100
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Sean Williams Workshop and Pitch Party - Sunday BSAB22
23 October 2022
State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place, South Brisbane Qld 4101
As part of StoryArts Brisbane we are offering this workshop in the art and craft of writing chapter books and middle grade fiction with award winning author Sean Williams. Includes free pitch party. Limited spaces available. $65 - $90
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Freya Blackwood Workshop and Pitch Party - Sunday BSAB22
23 October 2022
State Library of Qld
Stanley Place , South Brisbane Qld 4101
Book Links StoryArts Brisbane Freya Blackwood Workshop: Picture books are like little self-contained worlds that exist between two covers. In this illustration workshop I’ll explain how I start a job, how the ideas are developed, and together we’ll explore the ways a picture book world is created. Using reference, colour, composition, and the technique of your choice, you’ll create your own picture book character and world. Session includes a Pitch Party prior to the workshop $65 - $90
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Kate Stevens - Publisher Feedback - Sunday BSAB22
23 October 2022
State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place, South Brisbane Qld 4101
Kate Stevens is Commissioning Editor at Hachette. Available on both the Saturday and Sunday. $70-$100
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Rowena Beresford - Publisher Feedback - Sunday BSAB22
23 October 2022
State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place, South Brisbane Qld 4101
Rowena Beresford is the Director of Riveted Press, a new imprint of Yellow Brick Books, the publishing company she co-founded in 2016, inspired by her enduring passion to get kids reading. Rowena is looking for junior fiction, middle fiction, YA and graphic novels that remind readers of the good things they might have lost sight of in these tough timeson both the Saturday and Sunday. $70-$100
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Marisa Pintado - Publisher Feedback - Sunday BSAB22
23 October 2022
State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place, South Brisbane Qld 4101
Marisa Pintado is the publishing director for children’s and young-adult fiction at Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing in Melbourne. Marisa is currently looking at pitches for junior fiction series, with a particular interest in humour, mystery and magic. She is passionate about publishing middle-grade and YA. She is also accepting pitches for high-concept and commercial children’s non-fiction on both the Saturday and Sunday. $70-$100
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Nicola Santilli - Publisher Feedback - Sunday BSAB22
23 October 2022
State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place, South Brisbane Qld 4101
Nicola Santilli is Editor, Books for Children and Young Adults at Allen & Unwin. Available on both the Saturday and Sunday. $70-$100
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Clair Hume - Publisher Feedback - Sunday BSAB22
23 October 2022
State Library of Queensland
Stanley Place, South Brisbane Qld 4101
Clair Hume publishes the children’s and young adult lists at University of Queensland Press (UQP) and has worked with many beloved authors and illustrators over the last decade. Clair will be considering: Picture books, Junior Fiction, Middle Grade and Young Adult. She is particularly interested in: stories with unique perspectives; stories built from lived experiences. Feedbacks given both the Saturday and Sunday. $70 -$100
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2022 Book Links Membership
31 October 2022
Book Links (QLD) Inc.
c/o Queensland Writers Centre, PO BOX 3488, SOUTH BRISBANE QLD 4101
Join, or renew your membership for, Book Links - the Centre for Children's Literature to support our work, receive discounts at local book shops, discounts on event tickets, receive the latest news on what's happening in Qld Children's Literature and find out more about our resources and programs. Join Book Links (QLD) Inc.now! This is an annual membership that runs from January to December.