We're delighted to have four more links to conference attendee websites:
Moira Wairama - writer and storyteller
Jillian Sullivan - author of novels, picture books and short stories
Frances Cherry - novelist, short-story writer and writing teacher
Alex Shinae - writer/illustrator
Plus - now seems like a good time to introduce the committee that has been beavering away to make Spinning Gold happen ...
The two driving forces behind Spinning Gold are:
Maureen Crisp - author, teacher and busy mother
Fifi Colston - illustrator, author, crafter and past NZ Post Awards judge.
Maureen and Fifi both happen to be past convenors of the Wellington Children's Book Association (which has incubated the conference). They have an enthusiastic committee working with them on Spinning Gold, and it includes, alphabetically:
Fleur Beale – writer and manuscript assessor
Margaret Cahill - editor at Learning Media, past WCBA convenor and occasional writer
Louise Davies - present WCBA convenor, children's song writer and WCC Community coordinator
Helen Fletcher - award-winning short film maker and budding writer
Holly Gooch - fledgling writer, teacher, mother and children's book addict
Eirlys Hunter - writer; teacher of Writing for Children at IIML, Victoria University
Adele Jackson - Storylines Wellington coordinator '08-'09, illustrator and designer
Johanna Knox - freelance writer, editor and researcher; homeschooling mother
Pippa Werry - author; contributor to School Journal and other educational publishers
Everyone on the committee is very excited about the conference!