CBCA Newcastle Branch

Illustration by Kirrili Lonergan

   Illustration by Kirrili Lonergan

In March 2013, I founded The Children’s Book Council of Australia (NSW) Newcastle Sub-branch. Our sub-branch aims to bring together Newcastle authors, illustrators, bookstore owners, librarians and book lovers to celebrate, educate, support and inspire each other. If you are interested in joining us, please visit our Newcastle Sub-branch page at www.cbcansw.org.au/newcastle-sub-branch. If you would like more information about the The Children’s Book Council (NSW), you can visit www.cbcansw.org.au/.

Hunter Writers Centre

Newcastle Writer's Festival logoI’m a member of the Hunter Writers centre. I’m often found attending their workshops. I also facilitate the monthly meeting of the Children’s Writing Group.

Newcastle Writers’ Festival

Newcastle Writer's Festival logoI enjoy the Newcastle Writers Festival immensely and have been involved in numerous ways (former board member, Schools Program advisor, former Schools Program volunteers manager, volunteer, and children’s author presenting author talks, writing workshops, and book launches).

Books In Homes Australia

Newcastle Writer's Festival logoI’m proud to be a ‘Books In Homes’ Role Model. Role Models are featured in the Books in Homes catalogues, participate in school Book Giving Assemblies, and promote the enjoyment of reading.


Australia Reads https://australiareads.org.au
Australian Society of Authors asauthors.org
Big Sky Publishing www.bigskypublishing.com.au
Books in Homes Australia https://booksinhomes.com.au


Cheri Hughes - Illustrator www.behance.net/VeryCheri
Children’s and Young Adults Writers and Illustrators Conference www.cyaconference.com
Children’s Book Council of Australia cbca.org.au
Children’s Book Council of Australia (NSW) cbcansw.org.au
CKT Speakers Agency cktspeakersagency.com.au/speakers/katrina-mckelvey
Creative Kids Tales www.creativekidstales.com.au
EK Books http://ekbooks.org
Hunter Writers Centre hunterwriterscentre.org
Jasmine Berry https://jasmineberryart.com
Kids’ Book Review www.kids-bookreview.com
Kirrili Lonergan - Illustrator www.kirrililonergan.com
Lake Macquarie City Library library.lakemac.com.au
Lamont Authors lamontauthors.com.au
Life Education Australia lifeed.org.au
Lioncrest https://lioncrest.com.au
Littescribe https://www.littlescribe.com
MacLean’s Booksellers www.macleansbooks.com.au
Macmillan Education https://www.macmillanic.com
Newcastle Regional Library www.newcastle.nsw.gov.au
Newcastle Writers Festival www.newcastlewritersfestival.org.au
Prue Pittock - Illustrator www.pruepittockillustrations.com
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCWBI) Australia East and NZ http://australiaeastnz.scbwi.org
Speakers Ink https://www.speakers-ink.com.au
Sydney Writers’ Festival www.swf.org.au
Writing NSW https://writingnsw.org.au
Wombat Books https://wombatrhiza.com.au