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Monday, 16 May 2011

No time to Mooch in May

Here in SE Queensland a razor edged chill is already slicing through our morning air. The rains have eased and the sunshine begs one to role up their sleeves. It's almost winter but there's still time to reflect on Mothers' Day...I enjoyed one of the best in years. Definitely something to be said for a child's choice of gift as they advance in years. Still I cherish the handmade books and cards and proud smiles above all else.

The Gold Coast held its annual Literati Festival this month as well. This free event hosted by Gold Coast Council Libraries spanning two days, enabled anyone with a love of books, reading and writing to participate in a range of seminars and author encounters. It's an excellent vehicle for learning more about the craft of writing and industry supporting it. This year featured authors included Nick Earls, Angela Savage, Tess Evans, Louise Cusack, Kate Holden and Phil Brown to name a few. Definitely worth marking in your calendar for next year.

Yesterday I attended the launch of Peter Carnavas new picture book, "The Great Expedition" at The Avid Reader Book Shop in Brisbane. Peter delighted young and old a like with his accordion playing and warmed us all with his story inspired by the great journey of explorers Burke and Wills. Can't wait for the next one.

Or to visit Krissy and Fiona again at Avid for another hot choc.

3 comments:

Lynne said...

Congratulation Dim this is great! I've fed your fish for your today - lol. Since you asked our favourite childrens books had to have huge bright pictures and the story would rhyme. Among the favourites were Edward the Emu by Sheena Knowles, Bush Babies by Kim Dale , and even though my children are now 14 and 16yrs old we still sing wombat stew (from Wombat Stew by Marcia Vaughan). Also we loved the old english ladybird fairy tale books. We had to read Three Billy Goats Gruff and The Gingerbread Man over and over and over. Wishing you the best of luck with this exciting new adventure. xx

Book For Little Hands said...

Hi Dimity,
I love the look of your writing blog! I unfortunately missed the Literati Festival this year but I've learnt so much from the authors in previous years.
Hopefully I'll see you at the CYA conference again this year.
Renee : )

DimbutNice said...

Hi Lynne and Renee
Great to hear from you and thanks for the feedback and fish feeding. They are never satisfied. I like your Faves Lynne. Duly noted.Looking forward to more.