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The lineup has just been announced for Spinning Gold, The Wellington Children's Book Association New Zealand Children’s Book Writing and Illustration conference to be held this September. Speakers Include; Martin Baynton, Kate De Goldi and writers’ agent Fiona Inglis from Australia.
Amongst the programme’s ten workshops, master classes, panel discussions, and mystery trips is a novel cross between speed dating and Dragons’ Den - a Pitch Slam where writers and illustrators get the opportunity to pitch their work, for just five minutes, to publishers and agents.
All in all in this time of recession the $300 cost is incredibly reasonable since it also covers all lunches, breaks and dinners for the two and a half day Wellington conference.
Registration is now open via email (firstname.lastname@example.org.) but be quick as space is limited to 80 attendees.
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