Australian Literary Educators Association - Conference in Darwin July 20 2014, 0 Comments

Last week I attended the ALEA ( Australian Literary Educators Association ) conference in Darwin where I gave a talk about making books in remote indigenous communities and shared a session with Jackie French about being the Australian Children’s Laureate. 

View from my room at the Darwin ALEA Conference

Tye, who is the Marketing Manager for Education, Events and Partnerships at Penguin books came with me and made sure everything ran smoothly. 

There were 600 delegates at the conference, all interested in children’s literature and literacy. I was lucky to attend a function at Government House where we chatted and had drinks and delicious food in the warm tropical evening and I also shared story time at the City Library. It was very exciting being part of such a big event and lovely to be somewhere warm and sunny.

Darwin Wave Pool

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