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Party season!!! Authors and kids publishing parting at @yvetteposhoglian‘s sharing good cheer & news of new books for 2020. @suemurray2095 @lex.moses @cbcansw @tamarareads #authorlife #scbwianz #partytime #kidsbook #writingcommunity ... See MoreSee Less

Party season!!! Authors and kids publishing parting at  @yvetteposhoglian‘s sharing good cheer & news of new books for 2020. @suemurray2095 @lex.moses @cbcansw @tamarareads #authorlife #scbwianz #partytime #kidsbook #writingcommunity

4 days ago

Susanne Gervay Author

Love being on the Books in Homes Australia book selection committee. Last meeting of the year with CEO Peter Large, Communications Manager Julie Ditrich acclaimed illustrator Dub Leffler, fabulous Children's Book Council NSW's Jackie Hawkes, IFLA World Library and Information Congressrepresentative Claire Stuckey... bringing 2 .5 million books to indigenous and disadvantaged kids in schools across Australia.

Oops Juie and Peter Large are cut out of photo. Sorry! Still love you guys!

Some of the fabulous book selected include books by some of our best authors Yvette Poshoglian, Anna Pignataro, Belinda Murrell, Bruce PascoeAnita Heiss - Author, Matt Ottley Art Heath McKenzie Sally Odgers Meredith Costain Nat Amoore - Writer & Podcast Host, Natalie Jane Nussey Prior

Scholastic Australia SCBWI Queensland Members' Page SCBWI ACT (and surrounds) Private Group Children's Book Council of Australia KIWI-SCBWI Clare Hallifax Jacqui Barton
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Love being on the Books in Homes Australia book selection committee. Last meeting of the year with CEO Peter Large, Communications Manager  Julie Ditrich acclaimed illustrator Dub Leffler, fabulous Childrens Book Council NSWs Jackie Hawkes, IFLA World Library and Information Congressrepresentative Claire Stuckey... bringing 2 .5 million books to indigenous and disadvantaged kids in schools across Australia.

Oops Juie and Peter Large are cut out of photo. Sorry! Still love you guys!

Some of the fabulous book selected include books by some of our best authors  Yvette Poshoglian, Anna Pignataro, Belinda Murrell, Bruce PascoeAnita Heiss - Author, Matt Ottley Art Heath McKenzie Sally Odgers Meredith Costain Nat Amoore - Writer & Podcast Host, Natalie Jane Nussey Prior

Scholastic Australia  SCBWI Queensland Members Page  SCBWI ACT (and surrounds) Private Group  Childrens Book Council of Australia  KIWI-SCBWI Clare Hallifax  Jacqui Barton

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Over 2.5 million now, Suzanne.

Great organisation. I love doing school visits to hands out books.

Tessa Mary another great group distributing books.

It was incredible to catch up with the world of authors at the farewell of the incredible CEO Juliet Rogers of Australian Society of Authors. She has been an incredible advocate for creators. The new CEO Olivia Lanchester spoke movingly about Juliet’s contribution to applause by everyone - Jane McCredie CEO Writing NSW, Zoe Rodriguez from Artbank, my ‘old’ publisher and former CEO Angelo Loukakis, Julia Ditrich Manager at Books in Homes Australia , the brilliant ABC host and writer Sunil Badami....lots of publishers, authors and friends. It was lovely! ... See MoreSee Less

So you think you can speak? Like to know more? Running a workshop-10am 11th DEC. in heritage State library, Sydney. Literary lunch to follow with Xmas cheer. Bookings through Society OF Women Writers NSW

State Library of New South Wales Society of Women Writers Qld Sharon Rundle Devika Brendon Libby Sommer Libby Hathorn
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So you think you can speak? Like to know more? Running a workshop-10am 11th DEC. in heritage State library, Sydney. Literary lunch to follow with Xmas cheer. Bookings through Society OF Women Writers NSW 

State Library of New South Wales  Society of Women Writers Qld  Sharon Rundle  Devika Brendon  Libby Sommer  Libby Hathorn

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Booked 😊

Excellent workshop...highly recommend it

I am with Indian princes of literature- as I launch the extraordinary ‘Glass Walls’ India-Australia stories challenging us to find our intolerances to create a better world. With stories by iconic writers like Bruce Pascoe Adelaide, Debra, Roanna Gonsalves, David Malouf Libby Sommer., Sharon RundleMeenakshi Bharat Vashti Farrer Julie Simpson... inspirational event with support of Consul-General of India and vice chancellor UNSW Published by Orient BlackSwan Schools .

Launched at UNSW Bookshop

UNSW Discussion Group Indian Cultural Centre, Sydney, Celebrating Home Susan Ramage Neel Banerjee Devika Brendon Roanna Gonsalves Bruce Pascoe Michelle Weisz Lisa Berryman HarperCollins
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I am with Indian princes of literature- as I launch the extraordinary ‘Glass Walls’ India-Australia stories challenging us to find our intolerances to create a better world. With stories by iconic writers like Bruce Pascoe Adelaide, Debra, Roanna Gonsalves, David Malouf  Libby Sommer., Sharon RundleMeenakshi Bharat  Vashti Farrer Julie Simpson... inspirational event with support of Consul-General of India and vice chancellor UNSW  Published by  Orient BlackSwan Schools .

Launched at UNSW Bookshop  

UNSW Discussion Group    Indian Cultural Centre, Sydney,  Celebrating Home Susan Ramage  Neel Banerjee Devika Brendon  Roanna Gonsalves Bruce Pascoe Michelle Weisz  Lisa Berryman HarperCollins

1 week ago

Susanne Gervay Author

Party season has started with the Children’s Book Council - the kids book industry- check out Brydie Wright ‘s hilarious joke with illustrator Jenny Hale. It was a celebration of wonderful bookseller and author Paul Macdonald and illustrator Beth MacDonald’s move to Glebe - with their speakers agency & more. So many writers came - Jan Latta, Belinda Murrell Debra Tidball Jacquie Harvey Lesley Gibbes - Australian Children's Author Marjorie Crosby-Fairall Wendy Blaxland Wendy Fitzgerald Jules Faber, Penny Morrison.... and more.

You have to love the community!

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Gosh, the photos keep getting better. Wish I could remember what the joke was 😊

Great photos of a fun night 💗

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It matters that kids can be all they can be. Touched that Vision Australia and Optometry Australia have embraced 'The Boy in the Big Blue Glasses' (EK Books) as part of their outreach to kids and families for vision. Thankyou Maria Marshall for this interview and beautiful review.

2020 is a big year for Vision!

www.mariacmarshall.com/single-post/2019/07/10/The-Picture-Book-Buzz---Interview-with-Susanne-Gerv...

Marjorie Crosby-Fairall Sonia Bestulic Childrens Author Alison Douglas Stegert Michelle Weisz NSW School Library Matters
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It matters that kids can be all they can be. Touched that Vision Australia and Optometry Australia have embraced The Boy in the Big Blue Glasses (EK Books) as part of their outreach to kids and families for vision. Thankyou Maria Marshall for this interview and beautiful review.

2020 is a big year for Vision!

https://www.mariacmarshall.com/single-post/2019/07/10/The-Picture-Book-Buzz---Interview-with-Susanne-Gervay-and-Review-of-The-Boy-in-the-Big-Blue-Glasses

Marjorie Crosby-Fairall  Sonia Bestulic Childrens Author  Alison Douglas Stegert  Michelle Weisz  NSW School Library MattersImage attachmentImage attachment

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Wonderful Susanne! 🥳

Great to hear. It's such a beautiful book.

Such a beautiful book.

We have a lot of dealings with VA, this will be very welcome.

My heart melted when this fan e-mail arrived from my Queensland author tour. I 💓 you too Huckleberry the staffie.

Thankyou SCBWI Queensland 2019 State Conference Sunshine Writers Retreat Community and Queensland Writers Centre for the fabulous opportunity to speak, present and connect to the community of Queensland authors & illustrators and visitors from other parts of Australia.

Aleesah Darlison Fan Page SCBWI Queensland 2019 State Conference Society of Women Writers Qld SCBWI Queensland Members' Page Alison Douglas Stegert Sheryl Gwyther Lori-Jay Ellis Ann Harth Angela Šunde Helen Alker Jacqui Halpin Author
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My heart melted when this fan e-mail arrived from my Queensland author tour. I 💓 you too Huckleberry the staffie. 

Thankyou SCBWI Queensland 2019 State Conference  Sunshine Writers Retreat Community  and Queensland Writers Centre  for the fabulous opportunity to speak, present and connect to the community of Queensland authors & illustrators and visitors from other parts of Australia.

Aleesah Darlison Fan Page  SCBWI Queensland 2019 State Conference  Society of Women Writers Qld  SCBWI Queensland Members Page  Alison Douglas Stegert  Sheryl Gwyther  Lori-Jay Ellis  Ann Harth  Angela Šunde  Helen Alker Jacqui Halpin Author

2 weeks ago

Susanne Gervay Author

What's the oldest literary association in Australia? The Society of Women Writers NSW Inc . Nearly 100 years old! The 11th December literary luncheon ends the festivities. I'll be running a workshop to kick start the day with the highlight being comedian and author - the daughter of hilarious Jeannie Little - Katie M Little. Expect singing if I have anything to do with it!

Bookings essential - 10 am - noon workshop, literary lunch noon to 2.30 p.m. State Library of New South Wales

Workshop &Literary Luncheon Cost from $80 pay or $50 for the luncheon only. Pay at door or by Direct Bank Deposit.Workshop. Book on:-

wwlunchbooking@gmail.com

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Wonderful!!!!!

Can't wait

You are an energizer 😊👏🏼

Inspiring doesn’t come near to this performance by the kids of NSW. Signing Choir, joined with hearing kids to sing, 5,500 voices raised the roof with song and joy! Schools Spectacular is incredible. The schools, kids, amazing teachers, choreographers NSW Education gave a performance of inclusion and celebration. Gives me hope for the future.

SO proud to be involved with the creative life of this state as one of the 3 ambassadors for the premier's reading challenge with Deborah Abela Author and Oliver Phommavanh.

It was important that the Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell MLC there to celebrate the talent of our teachers and students.

The Arts Unit NSW School Library Matters NSW Department of Education Qudos Bank Arena Jacqui Barton Tamara Rodgers Sue Murray Children's Book Council of Australia Susanne Gervay
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Inspiring doesn’t come near to this performance by the kids of NSW. Signing Choir, joined with hearing kids to sing, 5,500 voices raised the roof with song and joy! Schools Spectacular is incredible. The schools, kids, amazing teachers, choreographers NSW Education gave a performance of inclusion and celebration. Gives me hope for the future. 

SO proud to be involved with the creative life of this state as one of the 3 ambassadors for the premiers reading challenge with Deborah Abela Author and Oliver Phommavanh.

It was important that the Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell MLC there to celebrate the talent of our teachers and students.

The Arts Unit  NSW School Library Matters  NSW Department of Education  Qudos Bank Arena Jacqui Barton Tamara Rodgers Sue Murray  Childrens Book Council of Australia Susanne Gervay

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Susanne Gervay,my choir was part of the masses choir for many years back in the day. So many good memories.

Yeahhhh - Schools Spectacular- the kids of NSW - dance and sing up a storm. So proud of the kids and teachers and schools.

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Yeahhhh - Schools Spectacular- the kids of NSW - dance and sing up a storm. So proud of the kids and teachers and schools. 

NSW School Library Matters  Tamara Rodgers  The Arts Unit  NSW Department of Education

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Spectacular Susanne!

I woke up to smoke covering my city, Sydney-blocking out the sun. It’s hard to breathe. Teens have been caught lighting🔥. Horrifying! I just gave a writer workshop & delegates had their cars packed in case their houses were alight. Schools closed. Wildlife caught. People died. Give books to Children's Book Council of Australia campaign for victims of the fires. 😔

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I woke up to smoke covering my city, Sydney-blocking out the sun. It’s hard to breathe. Teens have been caught lighting🔥. Horrifying! I just gave a writer workshop & delegates had their cars packed in case their houses were alight. Schools closed. Wildlife caught. People died. Give books to Childrens Book Council of Australia campaign for victims of the fires. 😔 

Jackie French  CBCA NSW Branch Inc Eastern Suburbs Sub-branch  Belle Alderman National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature Inc.  SCBWI Queensland Members Page

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Oh, Susanne! How awful! Be safe!

That’s all I could smell this morning! The fires 🔥 ☹️

Devastating news Stay safe 😢

So what's next? You're invited to join 'big-wigs' - Deputy Chancellor of UNSW, Consul-General of India, internationally acclaimed authors to advocate for tolerance - launching 'Glass Walls' at 5.30 p.m. Thurs 28th November at UNSW coop bookshop - you're invited to join me. Bring your friends. While it's a free event, you need to book on eventbrite, details are there.-

www.eventbrite.com.au/e/glass-walls-sydney-book-launch-tickets-81633390669

Sharon Rundle Meenakshi Bharat Nadia Ruben Creative Kids Tales Network Historical Novel Society Australasia Pamela Cook India in Australia (Consulate General of India, Sydney) Diversity Arts Australia UNSW Discussion Group
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So whats next?  Youre invited to join big-wigs - Deputy Chancellor of UNSW,  Consul-General of India, internationally acclaimed authors to advocate for tolerance - launching Glass Walls at 5.30 p.m. Thurs 28th November at UNSW coop bookshop - youre invited to join me. Bring your friends. While its a free event, you need to book on eventbrite, details are there.-

https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/glass-walls-sydney-book-launch-tickets-81633390669

Sharon Rundle Meenakshi Bharat  Nadia Ruben   Creative Kids Tales Network  Historical Novel Society Australasia  Pamela Cook  India in Australia (Consulate General of India, Sydney)  Diversity Arts Australia  UNSW Discussion Group

In the train heading to Brisbane through the quirky and beautiful regional coast. The fires are inland and I wondered if writers would come to my workshop at Queensland Writers Centre. I was touched when writers left threatened homes to attend. It was special when the talented fantasy author Jo Sandhu was in my workshop!!! It was an inspiring all day workshop with committed writers.

Lori-Jay Ellis Aleesah Darlison Jo Sandhu SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand Kane Miller Books Lisa Berryman HarperCollins Michelle Worthington Ali Stegert State Library of Queensland Jacqui Barton Angophora House Pty Ltd
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Did you visit The Little Book Nook-on little main when in Palmwoods? It’s lovely.

Loooooved catching up with you, Susanne & I thoroughly enjoyed your workshop. You are the Maestro! Look at all my notes!!!! (Do you like my exclamation marks?) ❤️

Have you got somewhere to stay in Brisbane? Want to come here, Susanne? 😍

Wow 😊🙏

3 weeks ago

Susanne Gervay Author

Farewell 2019 Sunshine Writers Retreat in paradise with glorious gardens, wildlife - only one snake (ha), even a spring fed lake with great writers. Loved Richard Yaxley’s workshop and Aleesah Darlison’s program - and connecting with writers.

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So many smiles! Thanks for coming Susanne. Everyone loved getting to know you better.

Had the best ever time at the Sunshine Writers Retreat - just loved the wonderful delegates and the mountain retreat in quaint Montville. I love sharing the passion of writing there and caught up with other speakers - the brilliant PM literary award winner Richard Yaxley and fantasy author Jo Sandhu - and of course the dynamic author and retreat director Aleesah Darlison. Here we are jamming it up.

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Had the best ever time at the Sunshine Writers Retreat - just loved the wonderful delegates and the mountain retreat in quaint Montville. I love sharing the passion of writing there and caught up with other speakers - the brilliant PM literary award winner Richard Yaxley and fantasy author Jo Sandhu - and of course the dynamic author  and retreat director Aleesah Darlison. Here we are jamming it up. 

Maria Parenti-Baldey Ashling Kwok Kellie Byrnes Author Alison Douglas Stegert_Sunshine Coast Daily  Sunshine Writers Retreat Community

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Great image full of energy xxxx

Lovely photo Looks you had a A jolly time 😘

Fabulous photo! 😍

Lovely photo of you Susanne

Met my buddy Kookaburra at 2019 Sunshine Writers Retreat — yes he stole a biscuit from my fingertips. Well all writers have to have sustenance!! Loving speaking at this glorious retreat in the mountains. Thankyou Aleesah Darlison for the invitation.

Sunshine Writers Retreat Community Alison Douglas Stegert Kellie Byrnes Sheryl Gwyther
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Met my buddy Kookaburra at 2019 Sunshine Writers Retreat — yes he stole a biscuit from my fingertips. Well all writers have to have sustenance!! Loving speaking at this glorious retreat in the mountains. Thankyou Aleesah Darlison for the invitation. 

Sunshine Writers Retreat Community  Alison Douglas Stegert  Kellie Byrnes Sheryl Gwyther

So exciting to see friends’ books in Harry Hartog Bookshop - ‘I See’ by Robert Henderson and ‘Nop’ by CarolineMagerl - fun lunch with authors Prue Mason, Kellie Byrnes , Aleesah Darlison, Elaine Ouston, Rachel Noble and Ali Stegert - I was delayed stuck in a tree!!

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Such a lovely lunch with kidlit creators! Thanks for organising it, Aleesah. And I see you have joined the Huckleberry kissing club, Susanne! 😆

It was so lovely seeing everyone. Yummy lunch too!

Haven't seen lovely Prue for ages!! 💖

I missed this post somewhere along the way. Thanks Susanne.

Sorry to have missed you, Susanne!! xx

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4 weeks ago

Susanne Gervay Author

The Sunshine Coast has it all for writers’ retreats from the Sheila Shed to the Old Fartz Club at the Eumundi Markets- catching up with SCBWI Queensland Members' Page Sunshine Coast writers and illustrators. Love them.

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The Sunshine Coast has it all for writers’ retreats from the Sheila Shed to the Old Fartz Club at the Eumundi Markets- catching up with SCBWI Queensland Members Page Sunshine Coast writers and illustrators. Love them. 

Alison Douglas Stegert Sheryl Gwyther Aleesah Darlison Fan Page  Kellie Byrnes Author  Helen Alker  Prue Mason  Elaine Ouston  Rachel Noble

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Is it only for old farts Susanne or can I come in?

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