Newcastle Sub-branch

President: Julie Swane |

Vice President: Lillian Webb | Email:

Sub-branch update:

On 22nd July, the Newcastle Sub-branch members were able to meet in person for the first time since February thanks to the help of Rachel Mallaby, our host from Lake Macquarie Libraries.


We met at Belmont Library and it was so lovely to talk to fellow authors, illustrators, librarians, booksellers whom we hadn’t had contact with for so long from a safe distance while still in the same room. We met some new friends too.


We caught up with the evolving events of the NSW Branch and local matters too.


Then we finished with an Art Therapy session guided by illustrator and art therapist, Kirrili Lonergan. (


Thank you to our committee for organising the meeting, to Kirrili for guiding us through an art therapy session, and to Rachel for hosting us.


Our next meeting is on Wednesday, 16th September from 6:30pm at Shortland Public School. We’ll be hearing from local professionals about each of the Book Week 2020 shortlisted titles in each category. We may even try and pick the winners. 


If you’d like to join us, please email so she can add you to our email list to receive reminders. Our ask to join our Facebook Page. Search for ‘CBCA (NSW) Newcastle Sub-branch’.


Katrina McKelvey - Secretary


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