I am beyond excited to reveal this glorious one-off event--an absolute must-attend for anyone who loves children's books and the work of May Gibbs. Jane Brummitt, co-author of May Gibbs: More than a Fairytale (Hardie Grant), who is related to May by marriage and was instrumental in saving Nutcote in Sydney many moons ago, will be in Canberra to donate an ORIGINAL piece of May Gibbs artwork to the National Centre for Australian Children's Literature. Yes--original!!
Jane will also be speaking at the event, and I am honoured to be speaking alongside her. It's going to be such a memorable evening and I so hope you can make it. Details below.
May's legacy lives on, thanks to amazing people like Jane.
Still Touching Hearts: An Evening with May Gibbs
5.30pm - 7pm
Thursday 11 May 2017
ALIA House, Deakin, Canberra
Cost: $15, $12 CBCA members
Join the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature Inc for Jane Brummitt's presentation of May Gibbs’ original preliminary artwork from Gum Blossom Babies (1915) to the Centre and talks by Jane Brummit: Gifts from May Gibbs and Tania McCartney: Mamie: a celebration of May's life for modern children.
Harry Hartog Booksellers will be selling books on the evening, including the CBCA shortlisted titles, books by May Gibbs, Tania McCartney and Jane Brummitt.
Places limited. RSVP by 9 May 2017 to firstname.lastname@example.org