Your V.I.P Invitation from Isobelle Carmody

Isobelle Invitation

Penguin Teachers’ Academy is delighted to extend to you on behalf of Isobelle Carmody, a special VIP invitation to Librarians and Teachers who would like to buy copies of the last book in the Obernewtyn Chronicles – The Red Queen, at a High Tea on December 12, 1 – 4 pm in North Melbourne at the historic Meat Market.

The occasion will feature a 45 minute in-conversation between reviewer Bec Kavanagh and Isobelle Carmody, about the Obernewtyn Chronicles and its long-awaited finale. The event will be introduced by by Penguin’s Laura Harris.

Allen and Unwin’s Erica Wagner will unveil Unmasking the Wild -a display of masks decorated by renowned children’s book illustrators, to be auctioned off online to raise funds for a refugee charity.

Nadia Wheatley modelling the magnificent mask decorated by Ken Searle.

Nadia Wheatley modelling the magnificent mask decorated by Ken Searle.

(If your library would like to host one of our incredible masks during the two month auction period, please let us know, and we will contact you separately.)

Some of the mask creators and a good many writers will attend. There will also be a music score themed to the Obernerwtyn Chronicles, sword dancers, a future-tellers’ tent, a photo booth, the screening of fan trailers and of course, a delicious High Tea.

The only things you will need are:

  1. a mask to wear until the Grand Unmasking
  2. glass for champagne and/or a tea or coffee cup
  3. A little store of gold coins for fortune telling and games.

(The Red Queen and/or whichever of the default books you select, should be paid for in advance by Paypal unless you contact us and make other arrangements) All money raised, save the book price, (which will pay for your book and contribute to covering the costs of the venue and staging the event) will go to one of our two charities. You are also welcome to buy a ticket to the evening event, the Masked Ball, however there are very few left so it will be first in first served.

If you would like to bring a friend or child to the High Tea, this can be arranged but do please contact us by clicking the link below. The venue has a strict numbers policy.

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