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The CBCA Christmas Party

I drove down from Scone on Wednesday to attend the Christmas party held by the Northern Sydney Branch of the CBCA. Special guests were Julie Vivas and Margaret Wild, so it was a chance to hear and meet these amazing authors and illustrators.

It was also a chance to put a face to the names I see on FB, like Debra Tidball and meet up with the group from Newcastle including Katrina Mc Elvey.There was an enticing array of books for sale, highlighting the great list of books that both Julie and Margaret have produced.

img_0899I was clutching a book from left field by Margaret Wild called Jinx, a prose poem that could be classified as YA; it was set this year as part of the book club I belong to and we were all mightily impressed. Margaret was surprised to hear that her book had made it to a book club list and happily signed it for me.

Thank you Debra for alerting me to this event; I have attached myself now to the closer Newcastle Branch.