Elaine Forrestal

Monthly Archives: May 2016

70 Years of the CBCA

The Children’s Book Council of Australia is celebrating 70 years of support, promotion, nurturing and rewards for the writers and illustrators of Australian children’s books. […]

Discovery of Baudin’s Journal

Much has been written about the French presence off the coast of Australia in the late 16th and early 17th century. Our coastline carries a […]

The ‘fact’ of the matter

I am still struggling to define how and why it is that fiction can so often give us a better grasp of historical events than […]

New Workshops

It’s NAPLAN time again and writing workshops are all the go. While I’m sure NAPLAN has its uses, I think the expectation that students will […]