The Boogie Books Blog

And more for Finnley!

Sometimes, when you least expect it, a wonderful opportunity arises... and it keeps giving!  Before the custom workshop for the Condamine Alliance, the dates were reserved for a Write it WRITE NOW! Workshop.  Not only was it during the school holidays (precious time for me to have with my children) the numbers weren't happening and I was begrudging the entire process! ..

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Huge support for Finnley!

In the January holidays (2014) I worked with a group of 13 children, guiding them to create a children's picture book.  We had a specific brief and we had a a very tight timeline - just three days! The Condamine Alliance 'works with our community to repair and conserve our environment in the Condamine catchment. Our aim is to protect people, water, land and wildlife for future generations.'  ..

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International e-zine jaBlog

Hi Emma and Ainsley

I am the publisher and senior editor of an international e-zine called jaBlog! The Blog by and for Junior AuthorsWe are a publication for beginner and emerging writers between the ages of 9 and 21. We have ongoing submission calls for articles and monthly prompts for poetry, short stories and drama. We are also seeking published books by young writers to review, which may be of interest to the young writers in your programme.

And, I thought you might want to know that one of your former participants wrote a lovely article about your programme which has been published today in jaBlog!

What you do to help the next generation of writers and publishing professionals is very impressive. Thank you.


Laura Michelle Thomas, B.A., B.A., M.A., Author
President, Laura Thomas Communications (Canada)
Publisher & Senior Editor jaBlog!

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3 Awesome ways to start a picture book project!

We have a predilection to helping our children learn the most amazing gamete of skills and often the journey starts with an interest at home before you even begin to look to add to the richness of their education with extra-curricular activities. If you are passionate about literacy and about children creating their own book(s!) this may be the ideal way to kick-start the project.  ..

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A bit quiet on the home front?

I don't know about you, but when I looked at my diary this morning, I nearly fell off my chair.  MARCH... how did we get to MARCH!  I feel as though you are standing there, looking into a void (where my blogs should have been!) and just as you are about to turn away... charge.... agghhhhhh.... Here I come!   ..

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START Student Art Toowoomba

Tarn McLean tonight launched START Student Art Toowoomba, with the grand vision of linking a community of secondary school artists with their peers in other towns and cities across Australia and internationally.  "The idea behind START is that it will be a public platform for every Year 11 and 12 student in Toowoomba to showcase their creativity in a professional environment to the public on a monthly basis.'  Child Writes graduates Lissy and Bella are the first two artists who will be mentored by Tarn as she guides them through the curatorial process to the opening night at the end of November.   ..

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