Backroom Press Events 2017
Annual General Meeting
The Backroom Press AGM was held on 22 October at Backroom Press headquarters, 23 Solway Loop.
Author Kerry Anne Jordinson joined the group to share her excitement at her third publication with Backroom Press, Storm Pearl.
A new management committee was elected including some new faces. Office bearers elected are chairperson Gillian Kennedy, secretary Christine Elsasser and treasurer Maria Mann.
Launch of Storm Pearl
There was huge excitement recently when local Yawuru man Bart Pigram launched our latest publication Storm Pearl by Kerry Anne Jordinson. Thanks go to the Broome Public Library for hosting the event, which attracted dozens of children and their parents. Highlights of the launch included a drawing competition for the children, a reading of the book by Kerry, translated into Yawuru by Bart, and a performance of the story by the Broome Players directed by Rani Middleton.
The children were enthusiastic participants in the drawing competition to illustrate the title Storm Pearl. The winning entry was by Minerva Money and the prize was a portrait of her by Kerry. It was presented by Kerry and Backroom Press chairperson Gillian Kennedy.