Publish and Promote EOIs now open

PUBLISH AND PROMOTE INITIATIVE In response to increasing requests for library events and panels from writers in the Northern Rivers and surrounds, Clarence Valley Libraries is pleased to announce its Publish and Promote program. Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from writers to the library to have a Publish and Promote event are now open. You can download the…

Writers Group starts back @your library

Our Clarence Writers’ Groups have recommenced!  1st Saturday and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. Your library is also investigating a lunch time writers group session on the 3rd Monday of each month. If you’re interested or know someone who might like to take part please contact libraryevents@clarence.nsw.gov.au or call Jane Kreis on 6641 0121 We’re…

Clarence Writers’ Group is back in 2021!

Great news for the New Year! Clarence Writers’ Group is back in 2021 and welcomes old and new participants alike. The first Tuesday evening session meeting will be held from 5:15pm on Tuesday, 19 January 2021with the first Saturday morning session being held from 10:00am on Saturday, 6 February 2021 The group is pretty excited…

Local Faces Local Voices Exhibition on now @Grafton Library

Your library is so much more than books! This October and November your library presents a new exhibition celebrating the people and stories of the Clarence. Grafton Library’s latest exhibition ‘Local Faces Local Voices’ brings together three local storytelling projects. It is also the first exhibition since our foyer exhibition space has been updated to…

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…