Brilliant Somerset Young People

Brilliant Somerset Young People

Susanne Gervay and Somerset Celebration of Literature Festival young peopleThankyou to Darcy and Will who hosted me – great year 11 students who are fans of ‘The Cave’.

Loved having lunch with Angela Sunde, Dimity Powell, Renee Taperell and Queensland writers.

The cocktail party was such a gorgeous event, with the Somerset students dressed as nerds in love with books.

The poem that incoporated all the authors created by Somerset leaders was terrific.

The cocktail party was hilarious.

Lots of authors joined in the fun – Scott Westerfield, Leigh Hobbs, Michael Wagner,Feline Arena, Ursula Dubosarsky, Wendy Orr, Deborah Abela, Rosanne Hawke, …..

National Year of Reading celebrated there with ambassadors Felice Arena, Deborah Abela and me.

National year of reading 2012, Ambassadors at Somerset Festival are Susanne Gervay, Deborah Abela, Felice Arenay Hathorn, Hazel Edwards, Richard Glover, Chris Cheng

National year of reading 2012, Ambassadors at Somerset Festival are Susanne Gervay, Deborah Abela, Felice Arena

Rosanne Hawke, Wendy Orr, Deborah Abela at Somerset Celebration of Literature Festival Gold CoastLeigh Hobbs, Felice Arena, Ursula Dubosarsky, Scott Westerfield at Somerset Festival

I'm a writer committed to kids in particular. Adults are good too. Want to bring hope through story to my readers. Awarded an Order of Australia, Lady Cutler Award and a Lifetime International Award for Literacy for my body of work, spreading literacy is really important. I'm head of SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand, patron of Monkey Baa Theatre, Ambassador for the Premier's Reading Challenge, Writer Ambassador for Room to Read ... among other roles. I also love heritage and adapting to enhance the lives of people today, which is why I restored The Hughenden Hotel 1870s and The Residences Centennial Park - the only homes in the parklands which are open now for accommodation, events and lots of nature.

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