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Event Recordings


  • 4 September – Claire Saxby – Narrative Non-Fiction and more
    Claire Saxby talked to the Write Links group and others as part of the Australia Reads Campaign. The Long and the Short of it: A story of poetry, picture books and even a novel or two. Recording no longer available.
  • The Narelle Oliver Lecture with Australian Children’s Laureate Ursula Dubosarsky. YouTube Link 58 mins.
  • 27 March – Write Links members ask a teacher librarian question about getting their books in libraries what school look for in an author session, the latest trends and much more! At the April Write Links meeting held 27 March this topic was discussed, and guest Teacher-Librarian Mel Kroeger answered questions posed by members. You can view the recorded talk by Mel here on YouTube. (39mins)
  • 11 March – Book Links Romancing the Stars – New Kids on the Block YouTube Link (1 hour 53 mins) Romancing the Stars is an event run by Book Links where children’s book authors and illustrators talk about their latest books and give an insight into their process. In this session we focus on regional and new picture book writers and illustrators.
  • 18 February – Q&A with Katrina Nannestad – Chair Mia Macrossan YouTube Link (1 hour)
  • 13 February – Book Links Children’s Choice Awards Summit YouTube Link (1 hour 13 mins) Listen to representatives from a number of children’s choice awards from Australia and Singapore tell you how they operate.


  • Australia Reads Events 1-12 November
    View all the 2020 Australia Reads events here on YouTube. Includes 11 videos with guest authors such as Jackie French, James Moloney, Michael Gerard Bauer, Brian Falkner, Allison Rushby, Chris Bongers, Will Kostakis, Dave Lowe, Samantha Wheeler, Sally Rippin, Jacqueline Harvey, Mark Wilson, Caroline Magerl and Anil Tortop.
  • 17 October – Book Links AGM Guest Speaker Pauline McLeod The Children’s Book Industry and Covid-19 on (YouTube 59 mins)
  • 20 August – Romancing the Stars – Sunshine Coast event (YouTube 1 hour 51 mins) Presenters: Michelle Kadarusman (Zooming in from Toronto, Canada), Lisa Fuller (shortlisted for Ghost Bird and joining us from Canberra), Will Kostakis (dropping in from Sydney), Trent Jamieson, Richard Yaxley, Wenda Shurety and Pamela Rushby (all from Brisbane) will join local Sunshine Coast Stars Caroline Magerl, (shortlisted for Nop), Aleesah Darlison, (popular author of many books), Debbie Smith, (new PB author), Kay Kerr, (an exciting new YA author), Dave Hackett, (joining us from exile in France).
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