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I loved the Turkish people when I spoke at ITEF - Istanbul International Literature Festival. That is how Anna and my picture book began the journey of translation into Turkish of 'Elephants Have Wings' by Ren Kitap publishers at this time of corona & terrorism is the reason I write. Illustrated by brilliant Anna Pignataro .

Honestly to see this beautiful book in Turkish when they need love from us all is deeply person.

Sharon Rundle Devika Brendon Meenakshi Bharat Bem Le Hunte Hazel Edwards Multicultural NSW Multicultural Children's Book Day Diversity Council Australia Turkish Australian Business Chamber Australian Primary Teachers Early Childhood Educator Network Australia (ECENA) ACEL (Australian Council for Educational Leaders) Australian Turks Sonia Sadiq Gandhi indiVisual films Tadaa

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I loved the Turkish people when I spoke at  ITEF - Istanbul International Literature Festival. That is how Anna and my picture book began the journey of translation into Turkish  of Elephants Have Wings by Ren Kitap publishers at this time of corona & terrorism is the reason I write. Illustrated by brilliant Anna Pignataro .

Honestly to see this beautiful book in Turkish when they need love from us all is deeply person.

 Sharon Rundle  Devika Brendon  Meenakshi Bharat  Bem Le Hunte  Hazel Edwards  Multicultural NSW  Multicultural Childrens Book Day  Diversity Council Australia  Turkish Australian Business Chamber Australian Primary Teachers  Early Childhood Educator Network Australia (ECENA) ACEL (Australian Council for Educational Leaders) Australian Turks Sonia Sadiq Gandhi indiVisual films Tadaa

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Heart moment 💓 when I pass a mural on a school wall of kids holding my ‘I Am Jack’ book & NO Bullying. Books create a safe place for kids. Proud to be an ambassador for NSW Premiers Reading Challenge where 2632 schools & more than 300,000 kids read for life in 2019 in NSW alone!!!!

Thankyou to the school librarians who work with the Premiers Reading Challenge to make reading amazing.

NSW Department of Education Catholic Schools NSW NewsLocal Victorian Premiers' Reading Challenge Tasmanian Premier's Reading Challenge The Arts Unit HarperCollins ABC Kids Community Kinderling Kids Radio Students Need School Libraries Books in Homes Australia Australian Primary Teachers Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA) Australian 5/6 Teachers Australian School Library Association Audible - Amazon audio books Aussie Writers Australian Writers' Guild Yvette Poshoglian Michelle Weisz Lisa Berryman HarperCollins Life Education Life Education NSW Healthy Harold
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Heart moment 💓 when I pass a mural on a school wall of kids holding my ‘I Am Jack’ book & NO Bullying. Books create a safe place for kids. Proud to be an ambassador for NSW Premiers Reading Challenge where 2632 schools & more than 300,000 kids read for life in 2019 in NSW alone!!!! 

Thankyou to the school librarians who work with the Premiers Reading Challenge to make reading amazing.

NSW Department of Education Catholic Schools NSW NewsLocal  Victorian Premiers Reading Challenge  Tasmanian Premiers Reading Challenge  The Arts Unit  HarperCollins ABC Kids Community  Kinderling Kids Radio  Students Need School Libraries  Books in Homes Australia   Australian Primary Teachers Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA) Australian 5/6 Teachers  Australian School Library Association Audible - Amazon audio books  Aussie Writers Australian Writers Guild Yvette Poshoglian Michelle Weisz Lisa Berryman HarperCollins Life Education Life Education NSW Healthy Harold

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I absolutely love IAm Jack

Fantastic

That's wonderful, Susanne. Love it.

Wonderful legacy!

Awesome.

Wow! That’s fantastic. 💕

That is amazing.

Which school is that?

So special

That’s wonderful you definitely make a difference to young peoples lives ❣️👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

How good is that!!??

Amazing - what a moment

Just beautiful Susanne Gervay Author! ❤

Wow!!!

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I am soooo happy about Story Scoop. Here it is with my buddies: and kids books!

I LOVE being Regional Advisor of SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand. In partnership with Children's Book Council of Australia - NSW Branch we have created the amazing kids Story Scoop - a 20 minute DAZZLE & RAZZLE performance of the scoop on new story.

Noon on the 1st of every month - log into Children's Book Council of Australia - NSW Branch and we are there!!!~!! Our first one includes Deborah Abela Author, Marjorie Crosby-Fairall, Katrina McKelvey and Victoria Mackinlay - we are VERY excited reaching out to all kids and parents and teachers and ...you!!!!

Thankyou to Gemma Patience for the images, Deborah Abela Author and her brilliant partner Todd Decker for the incredible design and tech - so much fun. Hope to see you there!!!!!!!

If you can't see it here's our link:-
www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBbAsWEv_EM&feature=youtu.be

Paul Macdonald Children's Book Council of Australia - WA Branch Becky Lucas Children's Book Council of Australia Fans of SCBWI KIWI-SCBWI Wendy Jane Woollahra Libraries Waverley Library Creative Kids Tales Network Jen Storer Liz Anelli Illustrator One More Page Podcast English Teachers Association NSW EK Books Scholastic Australia Lisa Berryman HarperCollins
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Woohoo! Not long to go now 🥰

sooooooo exciting!!!!

I can't wait!!!!

Stop it James Foley! That is NOT me with those glasses, fuzzy hair tripping on a banana skin!!! But we did have fun at Littlescribe’s Mini literature zoom festival broadcasting to 32,000 kids across Australi about writing! I Love the kids, their super smart questions & their cheers! They have my heart. Even more at this time.

Oliver Phommavanh was before me and Jackie French after- yahoo!!!

Paul Macdonald Deborah Abela Author Aleesah Darlison Jacqui Barton Lisa Berryman HarperCollins Andrew Daddo ACEL (Australian Council for Educational Leaders) Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA) Australian Primary Teachers Children's Book Council of Australia - NSW Branch Jo Edwards Jenny Atk Jo Edwards
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So good!!! Sounds like it was a blast x

Hahaha cheers Susanne, it was a great session

'That's Why I wrote this Song' wasn't funny, but it was real and definitely a winner. Made me cry.

Love the fantastic creativity of the small things people do in my inner city Sydney supporting small business in the pandemic. Stroll, chat, buy local, have a coffee, walk your pups and remember community needs us all. Book books too - I am an author after all and the Woollahra Bookshop supports writers and readers!

Paddo Pets Woollahra Village Woollahra Hotel Woollahra Libraries Happypaws Aquadisiac @woolyswheels.com.au Sunlite Mitre 10 Paddington Romeo's IGA Paddington Food Hall Paddington Markets
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A time for joy. Launching ‘Bear in Space’ into the stratosphere with astronauts Deborah Abela Author (Bear) and Marjorie Crosby-Fairall (Panda) - a picture book that touches the heart and gives fabulous space facts. Did you know ‘Space is very cold’? A must buy book.

Walker Books Australia Sarah Davis Linsay Knight Children's Book Council of Australia Children's Book Council of Australia - NSW Branch Berkelouw Books Leichhardt Children’s Authors and Illustrators Early Childhood Educator Network Australia (ECENA) Creative Kids Tales Network
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Beware. Danger. Scientists at work. Step back. 1,2,3... blast off!!! You have to 💓 kids. They make me laugh. This was such a serious 'lock-down' experiment - a flight to freedom. Inspiration for my next story!

Littlescribe Kookie - UK Lisa Berryman HarperCollins EK Books Just Write For Kids Australia Early Childhood Educator Network Australia (ECENA) Early Childhood Educator Network Australia (ECENA) Australian Primary Teachers
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Love it! 🚀

Haha not much of a blast off!!

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Susanne Gervay Author

Happiness is my nieces illustrating my short story for an anthology! Goannas & possums. Enjoying Wednesday Night Book Club with the writer Yumi Stynes interviewing Andrew Kwong about his powerful autobiography ‘One Bright Moon’ escaping China as a boy. Pizza with author Susi Prescott and talking about her new book - ‘Beyond the Priest’s Cottage’. Seeing my friends’ beautiful books for sale - ‘Barely there’ by Aleesah Darlison Fan Page & Art / Visionary Images / Jill Carter-Hansen; ‘Jam for Nanna’ by Deborah Kelly Author & Lisa Stewart - got to love it!

Lisa Berryman HarperCollins HarperCollins Tracy spicer Children's Book Council of Australia - NSW Branch Fans of SCBWI Jacqui Barton
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Wonderful 💕

Lighting the lamps. A peace pledge. Diversity. Unlocking freedom through story, poetry, song from Washington to India to Australia. Poet Bill Berry.Jr (William E.Berry) knocked off my socks with powerful lyrics about being black and American. It was a feast of poets with Shruti goyal, Shaheena Khan Artist ... I read an extract from ‘Butterflies’ HarperCollins -Disabiility cannot take away your freedom. Thankyou to poet, writer professsor Anita Nahal for this sharing of ideas. So proud to be part of this.

It is part of a virtual monthly series - 'Tan - Doori Gup Shup' - join in and contribute.

www.facebook.com/anita.nahal/posts/10158804907506617
Sharon Rundle Devika Brendon Meenakshi Bharat Fans of SCBWI Indian Community in Australia SoniaGandhi Fan Club Black Lives Matter Boston The Hindu India in Australia (Consulate General of India, Sydney) Australia-India Council Libby Sommer - Author www.wef.org.in/shaheena-khan/
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Jumping for joy!!!! So exciting that Powerhouse Museum is SAVED for ALL kids. It stays as a jewel looking over Darling Harbour, Sydney as a museum dedicated to technology. We want kids to apply science to creativity. Authors to write those books like Cristy Burne, Dr Gina M Newton Dr Karl Kruszelnicki Marjorie Crosby-Fairall Illustration and those kids authors who create books for CSIRO our wonderful Commonwealth Scientific research facility working as I write on corona.

Celebrations - and there will be other smaller PowerHouses in Parramatta and other regions. I must admit I was one of the people who wrote in against its demolition, marched in the streets and it is SAVED!

Soooooo good. Thankyou for saving our technological heritage and looking to the future. I am HAPPY at this moment in this terrible time of corona.

Gladys Berejiklian Australian Museum Historical Novel Society Australasia Australian National Maritime Museum Deborah Abela Author SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand Kate Forsyth The Arts Unit www.csiro.au/en/Research/Health/Infectious-diseases-coronavirus
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That's brilliant news!

Angela Hughes 😃

GOOSEBUMPS!!! OMG, the many, many hours we spent in that glorious place. How wonderful

Wonderful Susanne.

Wow❣️

Excellent news

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Thankyou to the incredibly supportive Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) who have linked kids authors to libraries for online events through promoting authors - not only me, but so many Deborah Abela Author, Pamela Freeman, James Foley, Nick Earls, Carolyn Goodwin, Aleesah Darlison Fan Page, Hazel Edwards, Corinne Fenton ... as well as great speakers agencies like The Childrens Bookshop Beckys Literary Bookings, Creative Kids Tales Network, . THANKYOU from authors and SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand and ME!

My ALIA entry - alia.org.au/susanne-gervay 

ACEL (Australian Council for Educational Leaders)   Woollahra Libraries  Waverley Library, Mackay Regional Council Libraries State Library of Western Australia State Library of Queensland State Library of South Australia  The State Library of New South Wales State Library Victoria National Library of Australia  Northern Territory Library State Library of Tasmania Rockhampton Regional Libraries Students Need School Libraries Australasian Mobile Library & Outreach Services Network Liverpool City Library Pamela Hart Childrens Book Council of Australia - NSW Branch Eastern Regional Libraries  City of Darwin Libraries Newcastle LibrariesImage attachmentImage attachment

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Author, writer, mother, friend, storyteller and anti bullying advocate because kids matter.

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And you are a tireless advocate and storyteller. Wonderful Suzanne!

You are indeed, dear friend.

Beautiful picture

I know I look like a NUT, but promise had a fabulous zoom critique session as part of SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand South Australia - Winter event. Got to hang out with incredible writers Adam Cece, Beverely McWilliams, Elizabeth Mary Cummings, Kristin Martin - inspiring insights on everyone’s writing. Thankyou Kelly Hibbert Author and Lauren Mullinder Illustration Mandy Foot - Children's Books and Kristin for hosting the incredible July SCBWI event.

Imagine we got to hear the academy award winner and acclaimed illustrator and author Shaun Tan Appreciation Page, the enthusiastic and wonderful author Mike Lucas and the inspiring illustrator Marjorie Crosby-Fairall Illustration

australiaeastnz.scbwi.org/events/scbwi-zoom-winter-gathering/

I LOVE kids’ writers and illustrators.

So much talent, sharing and more. You all rock!

SCBWI PAL Coordinators Fans of SCBWI Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators Adam Cece Becky Lucas
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I know I look like a NUT, but promise had a fabulous zoom critique session as part of SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand South Australia - Winter event. Got to hang out with incredible writers Adam Cece, Beverely McWilliams, Elizabeth Mary Cummings, Kristin Martin - inspiring insights on everyone’s writing. Thankyou Kelly Hibbert Author and Lauren Mullinder Illustration Mandy Foot - Childrens Books and Kristin for hosting the incredible July SCBWI event.

Imagine we got to hear the academy award winner and acclaimed illustrator and author Shaun Tan Appreciation Page, the enthusiastic and wonderful author Mike Lucas and the inspiring illustrator Marjorie Crosby-Fairall Illustration

https://australiaeastnz.scbwi.org/events/scbwi-zoom-winter-gathering/

I LOVE kids’ writers and illustrators. 

So much talent, sharing and more.  You all rock!

SCBWI PAL Coordinators  Fans of SCBWI  Society of Childrens Book Writers & Illustrators Adam Cece  Becky Lucas

Kids are amazing! They find the joy in each day, doesn’t matter what happens! Play matters. Sickness loses! Loved Larrikin Puppets storytime of ‘Gracie & Josh’. Illustrated by Serena Geddes published Ford Street Publishing, endorsed by the beautiful inclusive Variety - the Children's Charity Australia who support diversity, special needs kids & families.

Picture books reach kids with story and hope!!!!

Storytime is every Thursday at 10 am - but you can play it anytime from Larrikin Puppets facebook. My favourite puppet is Scrambles, the red monster. The storyteller Elissa Jenkins is gorgeous.

Hazel Edwards SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand The Children's Hospital at Westmead Sharon Rundle Early Childhood Educator Network Australia (ECENA) ACEL (Australian Council for Educational Leaders) The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Creative Kids Tales Network Children's Book Council of Australia - NSW Branch The Children's Bookshop
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Great story sharing

Brilliant, brilliant and brilliant. Shaun Tan is Australian and I am proud of that. Why? OK he has won an Academy Award for his animation, 'The Lost Thing'. OK, he won the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award which is like the Noble Prize for Kids Literature. OK, he has won so many awards for illustration, design, picture books. So do you want to meet him? He's zooming into SCBWI Australia East & New ZealandSouth Australia - 4th July - see booking link below..

Special bonus is the incredible hilarious author Mike Lucas and award winning illustrator Marjorie Crosby-Fairall Illustration.

I'll be there as I'm doing a critique group with exciting authors like Adam Cece, Kristin Martin - Dyslexia Specialist - Dyslexia Specialist - Dyslexia Specialist, Beverley Mcwilliams Author - lucky me.

australiaeastnz.scbwi.org/…/scbwi-zoom-winter-gath…/

Shaun Tan Appreciation Page KIWI-SCBWI Australian Society of Authors Kellie Nissen Kel Butler Children's Book Council of Australia CBCA NSW Branch Inc Eastern Suburbs Sub-branch Wendy Fitzgerald Max Hamilton Fans of SCBWI Paula Stevenson Writer Stefanie Vianello Yvonne Mes NSW English Teachers Association Becky Lucas Becky's Literary Bookings
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Brilliant, brilliant and brilliant. Shaun Tan is Australian and I am proud of that. Why? OK he has won an Academy Award for his animation, The Lost Thing. OK, he won the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award which is like the Noble Prize for Kids Literature. OK, he has won so many awards for illustration, design, picture books. So do you want to meet him? Hes zooming into SCBWI Australia East & New ZealandSouth Australia - 4th July - see booking link below..

Special bonus is the incredible hilarious author Mike Lucas and award winning illustrator Marjorie Crosby-Fairall Illustration.

Ill be there as Im doing a critique group with exciting authors like Adam Cece, Kristin Martin - Dyslexia Specialist - Dyslexia Specialist - Dyslexia Specialist, Beverley Mcwilliams Author - lucky me.

https://australiaeastnz.scbwi.org/…/scbwi-zoom-winter-gath…/

Shaun Tan Appreciation Page KIWI-SCBWI  Australian Society of Authors Kellie Nissen Kel Butler Childrens Book Council of Australia CBCA NSW Branch Inc Eastern Suburbs Sub-branch Wendy Fitzgerald Max Hamilton  Fans of SCBWI Paula Stevenson Writer Stefanie Vianello Yvonne Mes NSW English Teachers Association Becky Lucas Beckys Literary Bookings

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Here's the mystery guest Shaun Tan Appreciation Page

Love my creator friends. Some are in trouble. Hey, it has been a rotten time for everyone. It's tough for the arts, emotionally and financially. Writers festivals, school bookings, drama, conferences ...have been cancelled due to covoid.

There's a helpline now at Support Act for musicians, artists, writers, all arts workers across Australia. The Wellbeing Helpline is free confidential and available 24/7, staffed by professional clinicians familiar with the arts. supportact.org.au/wellbeinghelpline/

Call 1800 959 500 within Australia, or via email. Zoom video calls are also available.

Pick up the phone if you want to talk.

Blackdog Institute - UNSW- Prince of Wales Hospital Australian Society of Authors Australian Writers' Guild Writing NSW The Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas Australia Council for the Arts, SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand Children's Book Council of Australia
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Love my creator friends. Some are in trouble. Hey, it has been a rotten time for everyone. Its tough for the arts, emotionally and financially. Writers festivals, school bookings, drama, conferences ...have been cancelled due to covoid. 

Theres a helpline now at Support Act  for musicians, artists, writers, all arts workers across Australia.  The Wellbeing Helpline is free confidential and available 24/7, staffed by professional clinicians familiar with the arts.  https://supportact.org.au/wellbeinghelpline/

Call 1800 959 500 within Australia, or via email. Zoom video calls are also available.

Pick up the phone if you want to talk. 

Blackdog Institute - UNSW- Prince of Wales Hospital Australian Society of Authors Australian Writers Guild Writing NSW The Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas Australia Council for the Arts, SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand Childrens Book Council of Australia

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Did you get him for me??? Where are you hiding him??

Corona warning. Best way to stop kids being scared? Story! Kids are super heroes! They just have to believe that!

EK Books Lisa Berryman HarperCollins HarperCollins Books Australia Children’s Authors and Illustrators NSW Early Childhood Education Early Childhood Educator Network Australia (ECENA) ACEL (Australian Council for Educational Leaders) Primary English Teaching Association Australia (PETAA) Children's Book Council of Australia ABC Sydney
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My message Just disappeared so a big ❤️ to Suzanne on what her books convey and for giving courage to our children

Love this 😊 Kids are definitely super heroes 🌟

Love your enthusiasm ❣️🥰

2 months ago

Susanne Gervay Author

Getting all my ducks in a row! As Regional Advisor for SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand I just went to 2 inspiring free SCBWI zoom events. Award winning author Karen Foxlee confessed that ‘I write lots of drafts and feel I write rubbish.’ I promise she doesn’t. Insights by Alison Quigley Author shared publishing tips. Then there was the spectacular Illustrator event organised by Marjorie Crosby-Fairall & team too. Now I am inspired to write again - I’m working on ‘Mikey MacGee’ - 1st time I let it out of the cone of silence. Shushhhh

Fans of SCBWI Jess Racklyeft SCBWI Tasmania Max Hamilton Sheryl Gwyther - Children's Author Angela Sunde Author Jacqui Halpin Aleesah Darlison Karen Tyrrell Deborah Abela Author Alison Douglas Stegert Kellie Byrnes Author
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Haha, love the ducks pic … and the other smiling faces!

What’s with the ducks??

Are those ducks sitting on coffee beans?

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