I met Sue Richer the then school librarian for Newington College at the beginning of this fantastic new venture for the College in Sydney
This is the first year that it’s been run my the new head of the Lirbary Ann Jagger and Sabine who have done a brilliant job.
There’s been a feast of authors – from Archie Fusillo, Arnold Zable, Oliver Phommocanh, Deborah Abela, Barry Jonsberg, Richard Harland, Simon Higgins, Felice Arena, Michael Gerald-Bauer, Michael Pryor ….. so many others.
and the Newington boys are fantastic.
I was deeply moved by their assembly where the Principal, chaplain, Sean Corcoran Head of Teacher Education , head of swimming…. supported by a brass band … gave such support to the Literature Festival, environmental protection and Room to Read – www.roomtoread.org – bringing literacy to the children of the developing world.
Arnold Zable acclaimed author launched the festival.
LOVED speaking to the boys. LOVED judging the the writing competition. Loved sharing my books with Newington College.