Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Book Launch- all welcome!

Please join us for the launch of
Mandy Hager's new YA fiction book: 

 Into The Wilderness: Blood of the Lamb

 Book #2 in The Blood of The Lamb series; the sequel to The Crossing- shortlisted for the 2010 New Zealand Post Children's and Young Adult Book Awards.

Thursday 8th April 6pm
At The Children's Bookshop 26 Kilbirnie Plaza, 
Kilbirnie, Wellington
Please rsvp to John McIntyre: The Children's Bookshop,  
t 04 3873905  f 04 387328

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Writing For Children Workshop with Joy Cowley

20 and 21 March 2010 (Sat and Sun)

Wellington Girls’ College Library,
Pipitea St, Thorndon

9am–3.30pm each day


The workshop will cover:
Getting started, the disciplines of writing for children, writing for early reading, the importance of humour, dialogue, plot, character, picture books, junior fiction, YA novels, and presentation of manuscripts

For registrations or enquiries contact:
Paul Maskill
027 329 5501

All proceeds to the Wellington Central L.E.C. of the NZ Labour Party.


(Note that advertisements here for literary events and classes such as this one should not be taken as endorsement of any party or point of view by the WCBA.)

Congratulations to NZ Post Children's Book Award Finalists

Congrats to all the writers and illustrators who have made the shortlists for the 2010 NZ Post Children's Book Awards (as well as to the publishers, editors, and designers working behind the scenes)!

It's great to see so many Wellingtonians on the list (including some WCBA members), as well as so many who were involved one way or another in the Spinnning Gold Conference, as tutors, attendees, or well-wishers. (Mandy Hager even launched her shortlisted book there.)

All the best everyone - for the next few weeks in the lead up to the awards!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Patrick Ness Event

Best selling author Parick Ness, the author of The Knife of Never Letting Go and The Ask and The Answer will be speaking in Wellington at 1.30 pm on Thursday March 11th.

This is a combined schools and public event, to be held at Scots College Hall, Monorgan Rd, Strathmore and entry to the public is by gold coin koha, with all proceeds going to Haiti Relief funds.

to book contact: John McIntyre @ The Children's Bookshop, Kilbirnie, Wellington