Authors in Schools Program

Once again through the generosity of the R E Ross Trust, CBCA Vic is in a position to support schools who might otherwise not have the budget to fund a visit from an Author or Illustrator.  

Those CBCA Vic member schools chosen to participate are requested to support this program with a $200 contribution. All the remaining costs of the author or illustrator will be covered by CBCA Vic.
The usual format is three sessions during the school day with different age groups, but this is negotiable. In addition, CBCA Vic would appreciate receiving feedback following the visit, to enable this valuable program to continue. It would also be preferable for the student body to be familiar with the author’s (or illustrator’s) work prior to the visit.
This year, upper primary & lower secondary schools are encouraged to apply, simply send an email to the office with your contact details, requesting to be considered for this program.
Last year saw seven schools benefit from this program located in Castlemaine, Preston West, Geelong, Bacchus Marsh, Roxburgh Park, Boronia & Skipton.  Their visiting authors included Elizabeth Honey, Wendy Orr, Meredith Costain, Michael Panckridge, George Ivanoff, Claire Saxby & Corinne Fenton.