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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! 📚 🥳
Book Week 2020 is finally here, and with hundreds of bookings in October alone, it’s going to be another big week of celebrations!
Book Week is looking very different this year with many speakers visiting schools virtually due to pandemic restrictions. We are grateful to work with such a fantastic group of speakers who have gracefully risen to the challenge, and have been delivering high-quality sessions remotely, and connecting with students wherever they may be.
A special thanks also goes out to the incredible teachers and librarians, who have worked tirelessly to ensure that their students can still virtually meet their favourite authors and illustrators in these very uncertain and tricky times – we see and appreciate all the work you do.
We can’t wait to see all your pictures, so don’t forget to tag us in your posts to be featured! Time to don your costume and get partying as Book Week has finally arrived! 🥳🥳🥳
We love a good viral hashtag, and there’s none better than one launched by our own speakers!
We’re thrilled to receive the constant positive feedback for our speaker’s online sessions – it feels like each day we are bombarded with teachers letting us know how much an author or illustrator visit has meant to their students.
We loved this feedback from Sacré Cœur in particular, for the very talented and energetic Lucinda Gifford, highlighting how a virtual visit can be educational and very uplifting.
If your students are in need of a lift as well as some excellent writing tips, contact us on 03 9824 0177 / email@example.com to organise an author or illustrator visit.
We had our sessions today. Lucinda was amazing. She connected with our students from Prep to Year 6. It was so delightful to hear the girls laughing so much. The level of excitement was palpable.
Lucinda was engaging, she was so responsive to the students that made the girls feel so much a part of the presentation.
The response for the students and teachers was so positive. Everyone came away feeling happy.
It was wonderfully uplifting for all.
Sacré Cœur, August 2020
Yves’ very popular series, The Dinner Detectives involves travelling back in time to discover the magical histories of common foods we eat today (dumplings anyone?).
Simple recipes are included, great for a home-cooking afternoon during COVID restrictions. Click here to view the recipes in video format and become a Masterchef at the drop of a chef’s hat.
For superfans, we are doing a GIVEAWAY of the Dinner Detective titles! The first three schools to book Yves will be sent a set of his books for free, with postage covered by us.
Call us on 03 9824 0177 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved – Yves offers fantastic live-streamed sessions for schools and libraries, as well as in-person visits outside of COVID restrictions.
New speaker alert!
We are delighted to welcome Lisa Fuller to the Booked Out community! Lisa is a Wuilli Wuilli woman from south-east Queensland. She now teaches creative writing at the University of Canberra, where she is also doing her PhD in creative writing.
Lisa’s debut YA novel, Ghost Bird, has won and been shortlisted in a slew of awards, and in 2018 she came second in the Feminartsy Memoir Award 2018 for her piece, ‘Story ends, is, begins’. You may recognise Lisa from this year’s digital Melbourne Writers Festival School’s Program.
To read more about Lisa Fuller, or to book a session, contact us on 03 9824 0177 or email email@example.com
Thursday the 10th of September is R U OK?Day – a national day of action to remind us that every day is the day to ask, “Are you OK?” if someone in your world is struggling with life’s ups and downs.
R U OK? aims to protect people from suicide and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with people around them and support anyone who is struggling.
At Booked Out, we care a lot about wellbeing and mental health. We work with some amazing role models and inspirational speakers from across the country who tackle important issues in schools.
Check out our Well Within program which includes Australia’s leading experts in better health and wellbeing for secondary school communities. Because there’s more to say after R U OK? And these speakers can help you find the words.
Today is Indigenous Literacy Day! ❤️💛🖤
The Indigenous Literacy Foundation are focussed on improving literacy levels in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and closing the literacy gap.
Today at 12.30pm, they will be presenting an online event designed for children 3-11 years of age. Primary schools, libraries and early education centres are invited to join this special online session, (today is the premiere but it will be available on their YouTube channel after today).
Viewers are encouraged to donate a gold coin on the day of viewing and engage in the value of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ first languages. Funds go towards the purchase of books and learning resources for children in remote communities.
Follow @IndigenousLiteracyFoundation to find out more about their important work and check out the event on the YouTube page.