Friday, February 14, 2014

Romancing the Stars

A book event for kids, Romancing the Stars, is an appropriate topic for Valentine's Day!  Check it out.

Book Links (QLD) Inc. will hold its annual Romancing the Stars Event at Bulimba State School, Oxford Street, Bulimba on Thursday, February 20 from 5.30 pm (for 6.00pm start).  

Twenty-one leading national and local children’s book creators including Isobelle Carmody, Michael Gerard Bauer, Kate Knapp  and Pamela Rushby will ‘speed date’ small groups of guests sharing insights into their recent publications, upcoming publications and their creative process.  We have 6 new books to launch at the event.  Special guest Rosie Borella is flying in from Melbourne to launch her new book and will be in conversation with Isobelle Carmody.

Romancing the Stars brings authors and illustrators together with readers and librarians: allowing the creators to promote their works; and the readers to connect with their favourite authors and illustrators, and to discover new talent.  Romancing the Stars is the only event of its kind in Queensland, a rare opportunity for children’s book lovers and enthusiasts.

Mia Macrossan, President of CBCA QLD and current CBCA Book of the Year Awards Judge says that this is a not to be missed event.  “What is brilliant about Romancing the Stars is that you get to meet different authors and illustrators each year, and that creates a buzz around reading.  It is very stimulating and informative.  You get the thrill of meeting very famous authors and illustrators, as well as becoming enthused and impressed by the energy and vitality of the new talent.  All reading enthusiasts will enjoy this evening, not just industry professionals’.

As well as ‘speed dating’ authors and illustrators, guests will be able to purchase books from Riverbend Books as well as artworks from some of the illustrators, try to win free books during the Quick Quiz, and buy tickets in a raffle to win artwork by awards winning author-illustrator Narelle Oliver!! 

Prior to the main event, guests will be able to mingle with the authors and illustrators so arrive early to find a park.  Food and beverages are provided.

What is Romancing the Stars all about?  Check out this trailer from last year’s event to see why it is a can’t be missed event in 2014!

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