Last Tuesday was the first time I attended the annual CBCA’s Lady Cutler Dinner. I certainly didn’t know what to expect. Was it a ballroom function? Was it a fundraiser with silent auctions? Was it a mixer? And what kinds of people would attend?
To be honest, I was a little nervous. I knew we were having dinner and there would be some kind of award given, but really what was it all about?
So, my first time … at the Lady Cutler Dinner and Award Ceremony, and I had a BLAST!!
Chatting, socialising, the room full of people with the history of CBCA in their bones, meeting the stalwarts of the very field I’m so passionate about, celebrating Robyn Ewing‘s contribution to the world of children’s literature, a scrumptious meal, seeing new and upcoming writers who won the mentorship with Penguin Publishing senior editor Heather Curdie and author Nathan Luff, and being inspired by Libby Hathorn‘s rousing speech about loving to read.
So, I didn’t know what to expect. Had I known, I still would have been blown away by such a fun, and amazing evening.
Worth going again? You bet’cha. Don’t miss out next year is my advice!
(Committee members: Lisa, Rachel (me!) with authors Libby Gleeson and Toni Brisland)
February 10 is the cut off date for a considerable early bird discount and a further discount if you are a member of CBCA NSW branch for the bi-annual CBCA conference, Multistoried, to be held at the Adelaide COnvention Centre 17-19 May. Act now to join and book the conference.
Congratulations to all award recipients during the annual Lady Cutler Dinner!
What a wonderful night!
Here are some happy snaps from the dinner!
Just a reminder that the Lady Cutler dinner is coming up VERY soon, so don’t miss out!! It is not too late to book your seat!
Bookings will close this Thursday 10th November at 5pm, so please be quick!
This year the Lady Cutler Award recipient is MARGARET WILD! There will also be special guest speakers KATE FORSYTH and BELINDA MURRELL to talk about their amazing children’s book – ‘A Mother’s Offering to Her Child!
For further information about the Lady Cutler Dinner, please click here.
It is that time of the year again where we celebrate the excellence in Children’s Literature in NSW. This year marks the 3oth anniversary of the Lady Cutler Dinner and we gather to celebrate the achievement of this year’s Lady Cutler recipient - Margaret Wild!
Winner of the Frustrated Writer’s Competition 2011 will also be announced!
Special quests Kate Forsyth and Belinda Murrell will be speaking after dinner about their amazing story – “A Mother’s Offering to Her Child”.
The dinner will be held on Tuesday 15th November at 7pm at The Menzies Hotel. Bookings are essential. Please book by Wednesday 11th November 2011.
The conference website is now open with deatils of the registration rates. Member’s discount early bird registration is only $350 before February 10. Arrange your leave and funding now for this conference: it’s the big one that we haven’t had for four years. Go to http://cbca.org.au