Manhattan Dreaming by Anita Heiss was Fun, Fantastic & I LOVE Anita!

Manhattan Dreaming by Anita Heiss was Fun, Fantastic & I LOVE Anita!

“THE QUICKEST WAY TO GET OVER A MAN IS IN THE ARMS OF ANOTHER.’  That’s the opening of Anita Heiss’ ‘Manhattan Dreaming’/

Anita is on a search for a MAN.I’ve already got one, but … who knows. Just kidding.

Anita arrived in bright pink colours that matched her book. She also wore a black sleek wig  at the launch of “Manhattan Dreaming’ at Glee Bookshop. Her fantastic Mum arrived in a white top, black skirt and red sash around her hips, like the sassy lady on Anita’s book.

Hundreds of people arrived and they weren”t dissapointed. Anita is a fun chick and Manhattan is lucky to have her arrive on its shores. There was rap poetry, fabulous singing, great speeches and lots of support from the indigenous community, as well as everyone else in the community.

Dr Meenakshi Bharat and Sujata Rao just flew in from India to celebrate. Indian scholars are studying Australian black culture through literature.

My friends Kate Forsyth, Sharon Rundle and Judith Ridge came along to celebrate as well.

It was a great night.

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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    Susanne Gervay 8 years ago

    Thankyou a millions times for your hard work, smartness and getting the blog up again. I am very grateful.

  2. ANITA HEISS 8 years ago

    Hi Susanne – It was so wonderful to see you, Kate, Judith, Sharon and our international guests at Gleebooks! Oh what a night!! Much peace from “Lauren” and I,


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