They’re spreading the reading message and as an ambassador for The National Year of Reading, I’m speaking at writers’ festivals, book launches, libraries, schools, bookshops.
Is it fantastic? YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
Here’s a snapshot of my May tours for The National Year of Reading – www.love2read.org
4-6th May ~ Keynote at the Gloucester Writers festival – www.gloucesterwritersfestival.com
6th May – Launch at Gloucester Festival of ‘Alien Shores’ an anthology of refugees narratives that reach into struggles, humour, life of finding home with authors including speaking Sharon Rundle and Andrew Kwong. I’ll be speaking about my story.
17th -18th May -Coff’s Harbour region speaking at schools and the Catholic Diocese of Lismore in Northern NSW Teacher-Librarian Conference
20th May – Melbourne for the launch of Alien Shores by the Human Rights QC Julian Burnside with authors, Arnold Zable, Sharon Rundle, Professor Meenakshi Bharat, Susanne Gervay at 6 p.m. Readings Bookstore Carlton. http://www.readings.com.au/review/alien-shores-by-sharon-rundle-meenakshi-bharat-eds
22nd May – Launching Alien Shores in Sydney at The Hughenden Hotel with authors Linda Jailin, Sophie Masson, Sharon Rundle, Rosie Scott with the Consul General of India www.thehughenden.com.au
23rd May- Randwick Library in Sydney for Simultaneous Reading Time where ambassadors will read to parents and littlies across Australia – can’t wait, it’s going to be gorgeous! http://www.alia.org.au/nss/
24-May – Taree Library speaking about ‘Always Jack’ for the Biggest Morning Tea in support of the Cancer Council at Taree Library brought up by the Australian Library and Information Association
25th May -Halliday’s Point Library on North Coast NSW
28th May – speaking at 10 am in Warringah Library in Sydney’s Northern Beaches about my first picture book ‘Ships in the Field’.
29th May – Teacher Librarian Conference at Maroubra Junction Public School Sydney
That’s my MAY spreading the National Year of Reading Celebration of Books!
Love you to come along and chat to me, or log onto the www.lovetoread.org website and join in to the many activities around Australia.
author ambassador for Room to Read,
Role Model for Books in Homes,
Chair of the Board of the NSW Writers Centre,
co head of Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators at The Hughenden.