Clayton’s Night – The Children’s Book Council of Australia – Vic Branch
As I usually try to do, last night I attended the 2018 Clayton’s Night at Trinity Grammar School.
For those who would like an explanation of what the Clayton’s Night is, I’ve cut and pasted from the recent CBCA Vic newsletter:
So last night was a celebration for Geraldine Woolnough, long-term and much admired CBCA Victoria Committee Member who has been an enormous support to the CBC over many years. President Christine Oughtred named Geraldine as the winner of the Leila St. John Award, a very-well deserved recipient. At the same time, Christine announced that Geraldine Woolnough and Virginia Lowe would become Life Members, once again for support and services to the CBCA Victoria.
The Clayton’s judges, above, gave a wonderful insight into their choices of favourites in their nominated sections and I was delighted that Kirsty Murray had chosen My Friend Tertius as one of her six favourites in the non-fiction section. In fact Tertius has been named a Notable Book in the Picture Book section but not the non-fiction so it was fascinating to hear Kirsty’s reasons for choosing it.
There were raffle tickets to buy for 20 parcels of books donated by publishers and an original Little Dog which was one of four that stood in the creator’s windows of the Myer Christsmas Windows when my story Little Dog and the Christmas Wish was the windows theme in 2015. And there was lots of catching up and chatting.
A wonderful night.