I have recently joined the committee of the Illawarra-South Coast CBCA branch. They are a small but dedicated group who run many great programs to promote children's literacy including the Please Read to Me program, Children's Literary Lunch and funding author talks at local schools.
Read about their latest news here http://nsw.cbca.org.au/pages/illawarrasouthcoast.html
I had an amazingly productive time at Varuna in June. It is such a magical place. Plus you don't have to cook - how good is that?
Read about my love of Varuna here http://sallyphall.blogspot.com.au/2017/06/the-magic-of-varuna-and-writing-retreats.html
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