Author Archives: Miffy F

Amie and Jay/ Jay and Amie

You love their books now hear them speak!

The Garret: Writers on Writing – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

More podcasts from The Garret


Port Phillip Library – Kate McCaffrey

Award winning young adult writer, Kate McCaffrey discusses her controversial new young adult novel, Saving Jazz.

Jasmine Lovely has it all – the looks, the grades, the friends. But when a house party spins out of control, Jazz discovers what can happen when your mistakes go viral … We know teens are at risk of becoming victims of cyberbullying. But do we know how at risk they are of becoming perpetrators?

This challenging new novel tackles cyberbullying from a whole new perspective. Saving Jazz includes mature themes and may be confronting to younger readers.

This is a free event – bookings are essential via Eventbrite. A waiting list is available on Eventbrite if you are unable to secure a ticket. If you book and are unable to attend please let us know so that we can pass your ticket on to another patron.
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Source: Port Phillip Library – Kate McCaffrey


Shortlist announced – 2016 Redgum Young Writers Award

“Have big dreams. You will grow into them.”

“Five young authors have been shortlisted in two award categories – Children’s Short Story and Children’s Picture Book – with the winners to be announced in the first week of March. The shortlisted authors represent both public and private schools from across the nation. New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria, West Australia and the ACT are all represented in the short list. ”

You can see the shortlist HERE.


REMINDER: The notJack Writing Prize $3000

From the website:

notJack was established to support and protect iconic Australian literary landscapes, by fostering creative engagement with place and promoting the significance of place for Australian writers, their work and readership.

notJack currently supports the protection of the Moolort Plains, from and in which the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award Winner Romulus, My Father was written. The film of the same name was shot on site. In honour of this book, and the manner in which it crosses several genres to engage with place, the notJack writers’ prize accepts submissions from a wide variety of genres and writing styles.

Entries close MARCH 14th 2016


Clip from Why ANZAC? with Sam Neill

NOTE: Only available internally at Mentone Grammar.

http://dvc.mentonegrammar.net/embed.php?id=38632&start=3454&end=3796


2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here's an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,500 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 25 trips to carry that many people.

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Flooby Nooby: The Cinematography of “The Incredibles” Part 1

This is PURE GOLD.

If you are interested in the art of animation, film and composition, this post is worth a read!

Flooby Nooby: The Cinematography of “The Incredibles” Part 1.


Wanted: Inky Awards judges

Pictured (L-R): 2013 Inky Awards judges, Harison, Sarah, and Chris.

Do you know any #YALit fans aged 12–20 with a love of words, a distinguishing eye and aspirations for literary criticism? We are in search of keen teenaged readers to become the 2014 Inky Awards judges. A panel of six judges will be selected to read the twenty longlisted Inky Awards titles and whittle them down to a shortlist of ten. Applications close Monday 14 April. MORE INFO HERE.

 

Three of last year’s judges (L-R) Harison, Sarah and Chris are pictured here at the 2013 Inky Awards.


I don’t often post as ‘me’, but I highly recommend applying for this position. You get to keep the books, and the Inky Awards and the judges are held in high regard. Go for it!

Mrs F


Promoting Your (Our!) School Library

Teacher-Librarians are a powerhouse of information and assistance!


2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,000 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 33 trips to carry that many people.

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