Welcome to the April 2020 edition of CKT
At the beginning of March, the world was a different place.
Our communities were a functioning society with people getting on with their everyday lives. We could go to work, shop, get together with friends and drop into the local pub for a beer. COVID-19 was something only on our TV’s.
Today it is different. COVID-19 is now in our communities and is impacting every facet of our daily lives.
Authors and illustrators around the world and particularly those on our home soil, are finding ways to support one another. The Aussie Spirit is strong. It’s essential for us to stay in touch with our readers and fellow creatives, through channels such as social media. Many are hosting reading parties on Instagram and Facebook. Zoom is proving to be a valuable resource in helping us stay connected.
Many festivals are now opting for online presentations and workshops – CYA Conference, Newcastle Writers Festival and SCBWI US. Littlescribe is also offering some free sessions. I’m sure in the coming weeks there will be more popping up in our feeds.
Try to harness this time to write, read and research your next project.
There are slivers of light, and as always, there is hope. We will get through this and be more ready for how different our tomorrow will be.
Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay in touch.