Authors and illustrators piled into Bendigo Catholic College for a festival of literature.
Special bravery award to exhausted but brilliant Meredith Costain who came to the festival after a week touring the Outback doing workshops, then driving to Bendigo and back for the Festival.
Second special bravery award for Di Bates who just did 2 weeks of workshops in an outback school, then happily headed for the festival. But she didn’t drive.
Third special bravery award to me for having spoken at so many schools that I’d forgotten where I was. I managed to miss my flight from Sydney to Melbourne but still made the festival. Stressful!!!!
Fourth special bravery award – putting on this fabulous festival by Paul Collins, Publisher Ford Street.
Schools bused into the campus for a day of talks, workshops, readings and books, books, books.
Bendigo South East
St Jo’s Quarry Hill
Braemar College Woodend
Strathfield State School
Sacred Heart College Kyneton
Kerang Tech High School
St Jo’s Echuca
Catholic College Bendigo.