In paperback at last! Five romantic novellas created around the theme of Dangerous Boys. Not a launch you can attend physically, but we're having some online fun (and I'm in Melbourne, and I'm one of the authors, so it fits, right?) Author Vanessa Barneveld is do the heavy lifting for this one. Click here for more details.
The Centre for Youth Literature has announced the shortlist for the Gold and Silver Inkies.
Voting is now open, but you must be under 20 to vote.
The Gold Inkies are for Australian YA books, the Silver Inkies are for overseas YA books. Click here and get voting!
OK, so it's only August, but it never hurts to plan ahead for the school holidays.
24 - 27 September
Wheeler Centre, Melbourne
Writing program for 12 - 15-year olds.
Bookings phone 03 8664 7014
Full details: https://www.slv.vic.gov.au/live-learn/story-camp
Change of speaker, Melissa Keil in place of Demet Divaroren.
Saturday 11 August
11am to 4pm
Free YA event at Doncaster Library. More details here https://wml.spydus.com/Events/Events/EventDetail?PgmId=6023
Thursday 23 August
6.30pm to 8.30pm
The Burrow, 83 Brunswick St, Fitzroy.
Sayraphim Lothian's Guerrilla Kindness and Other Acts of Creative Resistance
Click here for full details.
Woo hoo, the first Melbourne MG & YA events newsletter is out landing in people's intrays all over the suburbs. If you want to know what it's all about, check out the web version right here..
Here's a screen grab of what it looks like in the HTML version.
Here's an hilarious pic of what the plain text version looks like.
When you join the newsletter, please choose the HTML version. 'Pretty' please.
This Friday, Inside a Dog will announce the shortlist of the 2018 Inkies.
Click the website link and stay tuned!
Check this page to find out about MG and YA book launches and events.
Perhaps I'm completely mad ... or just avoiding necessary work, but some author friends and I were thinking it would be really handy to have a regular email filled with dates for Middle Grade and Young Adult book launches around town. Because we love to go to them, and we love supporting local authors.
Click here to get the newsletter delivered to your inbox.
I'm going to scour various websites and bookstores and find out what's on, and put it in the email, which I'll send out once a week at the most. Probably once a fortnight, if I'm honest about it.
I'll also sign up for bookstore newsletters so I don't miss anything. I think this will be fun!