Dianne Wolfer at CBCA conference

Highly acclaimed children’s author Dianne Wolfer will be in action at the 2014 Children’s Book Council of Australia conference from May 16 to 18 in Canberra.

dianne wolfer by the ocean

Dianne encourages teachers to attend and said the conference is a great way for them to source new ideas.

‘Attending a conference with others who are passionate about literacy always gives me a boost of enthusiasm,’ Dianne said.

‘I’m sure this is the same for teachers who will come home with fresh ideas to use in the classroom.’

The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Discovering National Treasures’ and Dianne’s presentation will focus on discovering treasures in unexpected places. Dianne will share terrific stories from across WA with special mention of the south coast, an area that has inspired a lot of her work.

Light Horse Boy scaled

‘My session will honour WA stories and give teachers practical information, which links particularly to the 100-year commemoration of the first Anzac convoy,’ she said.

The Albany-based author has recently been shortlisted for two 2014 CBCA Book of the Year awards, including Light Horse Boy in the Young Readers category. To read more about Dianne’s shortlistings click here.

To hear Dianne read an excerpt from Light Horse Boy have a listen at the link below. If you enjoy the reading and live in the Eastern States, go along and meet Dianne at the CBCA conference.

This recording is courtesy of Radio Fremantle.

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