Friday, July 30, 2010

A great night!

The AGM was a lovely evening - and the Heroes and Anti-heroes panel provided a lot of food for thought. Thanks to the panelists, the chair, and everyone who came along. We hope to post some highlights soon.

Meanwhile, you can read the WCBA Convenors' annual report here.

Keep an eye on this blog, as we'll be bringing you updates and notices fairly frequently over the next little while. And if, as a member, you have any literature-related news or successes you'd like to share (or even a website we could link to) please email us. We'd love to hear. Just email

Monday, July 5, 2010

Kids Holiday Workshops

Here are 2 art workshops with WCBA committee member Fifi Colston for kids aged 7-12. Book in now!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

More congratulations in order

WCBA Treasurer Phillippa Werry has recently been shortlisted for the 2010 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing, run by the highly respected Australian publishing house, Text Publishing.

Here is the Text media release:

30 Jun 2010: Text Prize shortlist announced

After weeks of reading, discussing and reading some more, we have chosen a shortlist of five contenders for the 2010 Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing. We were really impressed with the high standard of entries this year, and look forward to the continued growth of the prize, now in its third year.

And the shortlisted titles are…
Haunting the Dead, Tiffany Chapple
The Diamond Factory, Julie Harris-Spearritt
Breken Crossing, Jane Higgins
Youth Bytes, Stephen Turner
How to Talk to Girls, Philippa Werry

Congratulations to each of these authors! The winner will be announced at the Australian Booksellers' Association Conference in Brisbane on July 12, and on the Text website later that day. The winning book will be published by Text in mid-2011.