Monthly meeting held on the first Saturday of every month(except during school holidays) at 10am, Armidale Dumaresq Library. These meetings are great fun–they’re not just about sub-branch business, but about sharing a love of children’s books through discussion, presenting of old favourites and new discoveries, and keeping up to date with the latest news in the children’s literature world.
. Every meeting has a theme–and these have ranged from a discussion of different versions of fairy tales to a history of comics and graphic novels, an exploration of illustration to a thorough look at titles shortlisted for the CBC Awards. Sometimes we also have special presentations from members knowledgeable in certain areas, as well as by local and visiting authors and illustrators.
Here are our meeting themes, dates and events for 2015:
March 7 – historical perspectives on children’s literature – co-ordinator: Fiona McDonald
May 2 – depictions of Australian indigenous culture and people in children’s literature – co-ordinator: Heather Fisher
June 6 – Shapeshifters, vampires and werewolves – co-ordinator: Heather Attrill
August 8 – the CBCA Shortlist – co-ordinator: Heather Fisher
August 11 – 15 Booked In! Visiting illustrator: Ann James. Local authors and illustrators to also take part.
September 5 – ‘Improving’ books – co-ordinator: Ann Young
November 7 – myths, legends – co-ordinator: Sophie Masson
December 5 – mice and rats, and Christmas lunch – co-ordinator: Sylvia Ransom
May 3 – Ursula Dubosarsky and our 20th birthday celebration
June 7 – Dragons in children’s literature
August 9 – CBCA Short list
September 6 – AGM & Mary Poppins in film and print, and her author
November 1- Development of Christmas Press, local children’s books publisher
December 6 – ‘Dragons in literature.