Banjo Paterson Writing Awards Winners
We are pleased to announce the winners of the Banjo Paterson Writing Awards. Thank you to all who entered this year’s competition.
The winners of the short story section are:
- Movement at the station by John Scholz, Willonga SA
- Quiet Child by Carmel Lillis, Yarraville VIC
- Discriminating Judgement by Ruth McConnell, Chapman ACT
The winners of the Open Poetry section are:
- The Little Explorer’s Diary by Margaret Bradstock, Coogee NSW
- Romeo and Juliet by Peter O’Shaughnessey, Eaton WA
- The Tree of Antiquity by Jacqui Merckenschlager, Murray Bridge SA
The winners of the Bush Poetry section are:
1.The Novice and the Bard by Max Merckenschlager, Murray Bridge SA
2. Willy Wally Gully by Will Moody, Bellingen NSW
3. The Race Napoleon Won by Elizabeth Egan, Crookwell NSW
ABC Children’s Writing Awards:
- Arcane Intellect by Toby Johnston, Orange NSW
- Adieu, Thirteen by Celine Ng, Winthrop WA
- A Cat’s Secret by Amy Robinson, Orange, NSW
Children's Programs Restart at Orange City Library
Children’s programs have returned to Orange City Library for the school term. Ten Minutes A Day is held Mondays 10.15am – 10.45am suitable for babies to 1 year olds. 1,2 Books is held Mondays 10.15am – 10.45am for toddlers aged 1 – 2 years old. Music For Little Ears is held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am to 10.20am. It is suitable for 2 – 5 year olds. And Storytime for pre-schoolers – 3-5 years old is held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11am. Bookings for all programs are essential, please book via Eventbrite.com or call 6393 8132.
Leanne Wood Torment Book Launch
Local author Leanne Wood celebrated the launch of her new suspense thriller novel Torment at Orange City Library before a large crowd. She talked about the revenge theme of the book, her writing routine and answered questions from the audience about her writing including characters and ideas. Thank you to all who came along.
Pageturners July Read
Love reading? Join in the thought provoking discussion about the Miles Franklin Literary Awards longlist on Wednesday 12th July from 5.30pm – 7pm. Please RSVP to 6393 8132 or via eventbrite.com.
The Longlisted books are:
Steven Amsterdam: The Easy Way Out
Emily Maguire: An Isolated Incident
Mark O’Flynn: The Last Days of Ava Langdon
Ryan O’Neill: Their Brilliant Careers
Josephine Wilson: Extinctions
Kristen Tranter: Hold
Inga Simpson: Where the Trees Were
Phillip Salom: Waiting
Josephine Rowe: A Loving, Faithful Animal
We will also try and predict the winner.
Forbes Storytime Moves to Thursdays
Forbes Storytime sessions have moved to fortnightly on Thursdays. The sessions for the rest of the year will be held on the following dates:
July 13th and 17th
August 10th and 24th
September 7th and 21st
October 5th and 19th
November 2nd and 16th
Preschool age children and their parents and carers are most welcome to attend. The children enjoy stories followed by a craft activity.