Local Voices Read Online Storytime

It was a real delight to have Grafton-based writer and performer, Misty Fisher, come into the library studio to record this special, online storytime.  Current Covid restrictions prevent live storytime in our libraries. So it is wonderful to offer our young readers and families to cosy up and be read a story wherever they might…

Maya Linnell speaks to Clarence readers

Grafton and Iluka libraries were looking forward to welcoming Author Maya Linnell as part of her July 2020 tour but Covid-19 has meant a rescheduling of this tour to 2021. In the meantime, Maya has kindly recorded her own author visit that answers questions sent in by our library members. Thank you Maya! Thanks to…

All Online Access to Emerging Writers’ Festival

Just because you don’t live in Melbourne doesn’t mean you can’t take part in this year’s Emerging Writers’ Festival.  In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the precautionary measures advised by local and global health authorities, the Emerging Writers’ Festival (EWF) has made the pro-active decision to shift the 2020 festival completely online and…

Your chance to ask Author Maya Linnell …

Grafton and Iluka libraries were looking forward to welcoming Maya as part of her June/July 2020 tour of her new book Bottlebrush Creek but Covid-19 has meant a rescheduling of this tour to 2021. In the meantime, Maya is keen to engage with our readers and writers via a personalised online Q&A. She’s asked you…

Residency Opportunity for Young Sci-Fi or Fantasy Writers

We have plenty of amazing young writers in the Clarence and just in across our desk is this residency opportunity. Please be aware: there is an application fee ($30 to $60) and there is a request for financial input into travel costs from successful recipients. However these costs can be significantly lowered through subsidies for…

Video Chat with Jenn J McLeod

We have something special to share at Writers’ Corner! A video chat with Jenn J McLeod – from her living room to yours (or wherever else you might be) Sadly Covid-19 has meant we have had to postpone Jenn’s visits to Grafton, Lawrence (Mobile Library), Urunga and Dorrigo libraries this May. :cry:  But that doesn’t…

Local Faces Local Voices – Online Writing Project

did you know your library has a writers group? welcome to Local Faces Local Voices where we share local writing in both written and oral formats given the current covid-19 situation the Clarence Writers Group (both Saturday and Tuesday sessions) have had to suspend meetings but are still driven to connect with each other and…