India- IASA Conference -India & Australia Negotiating Change

India- IASA Conference -India & Australia Negotiating Change

I Am Jack,Monkey Baa Theatre's adaptation of I AM JACK,books that heal,bestkidsplaysThe Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne hits you in the guts with racism and how it destroys all of us.

The Curious Incident of thd Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon takes you into autism and suddenly you get it and care.

My ‘I Am Jack’ drops you into bullying and the isolation, fear and how to work it out.

Kids’ books emotionally engage young readers and change the world.

I’m speaking about: – ‘Youth Literature: A Global Strategy for Social Justice’ using my books to illustrrate this – at this fantastic conference in GOA.

There’ll be an Indian launch of anthology Fear Factor: Terror Incognito edited by Meenaskshi Bharat and Sharon Rundle which will be fantastic. Sharon is speaking at the Conference as well. Sharon Rundle, Meenaskshi Bharat,Sir Saloam Rushdie,Thomas Keneally,David Malouf,Jeremy Fisher,Picador

Also plan to visit the beaches and share ideas aross the world.

I’m flying out this morning. Wish me luck

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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  1. Marjory Gardner 8 years ago

    Bon Voyage, Susanne! Have a great trip!

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