Our highly successful Reading Beyond 2012 conference was organised by Paul Collins, of Creative Net Speakers’ Agency, who hires out Australian authors and illustrators without the cost of a booking fee.
It was a great way to equip teacher librarians with strategies to keep the National Year of Reading momentum chugging along beyond 2012. Here are some photos of the day:
Judith Ridge, MC and keynote speaker, introduces the day’s program
Deb Abela at the PMBW teacher librarians’ conference, Reading Beyond 2012!
Louise Park reveals some secrets about Zac Power and Boy vs Beast
Teacher librarians learn a secret code involving a Chicken Dance manoeuvre
Paul Collins presents a writing activity based on the 12-Act Structure of fantasy novels
In pairs, PMBW’s teacher librarians create outlines for their own fantasy novels
Susanne Gervay tells the very personal story of Ships in the field
Louise Park and Kim Miller
Susanne Gervay, Deb Abela, Paul Collins, Judith Ridge and Sophie Masson
MC Judith Ridge and a panel of authors: Meredith Costain, Kim Miller and Sophie Masson
Susanne and Ian, with his badge-draw prize elephant puppet
Jackie Hawkes farewells a retiring Honor White
Teacher librarian and committee member Honor White is honoured at the PMBW teacher librarians’ conference.
Photos courtesy Ian McLean and Paul Collins
UPDATE: If you Google all the authors listed, most of them have websites. Deb Abela specifically offered to send out her teachers’ notes and links to anyone who emailed her.
Paul Collins and Ford Street Publishing have notes for their authors (including Susanne Gervay’s “Ships in the field”).
Judith Ridge runs Westwords and is very keen to get western Sydney schools (and beyond) involved in their events.