LOVED catching up with author friends from everywhere. Some favourite moments:-
Deborah Abela and Tony Park joking around – adventure African ex-soldier author meets one of my favourite authors Deb Abela
Tristan Bancks was hilarious on the Books for Boys panel except - yuk to his ‘scab’ story!
Maggie Hamilton really makes a difference empowering boys (and girls) – love beautiful Maggie – and when will she give me Reiki again? Maggie has magic healing hands.
Andrew Daddo’s story of writing his 1st book had everyone in stitches.
Dinner at the Hughenden with fabulous award winning Lucy Christopher for his first book – international best seller ‘Stolen’.
Libby Hathorn - so funny dining at the Hughenden when the next table whispers – ‘Is that Libby Hathorn? We named a class at Australia Street Public School Newtown after her!’ The Mum was thrilled to see Libby. She’s a brilliant author.
So good to catch up with Tim Pegler from Melbourne – cutting edge YA novellist.
Special to chat to Isabelle Carmody who has flown in from Prague for the festival. She says she’ll be back in Australia in a couple of years.
Newington Literature festival is raising funds for Room to Read – bringing literature to the kids of the developing world.
As an author ambassador for Room to Read, I think Newington is fantastic.
Thankyou to Sean Corcoran Head of English for supporting Room to Read a Newington College charity and to Newington College for embracing Room to Read!