Newington Literature Festival & Room to Read

Newington Literature Festival & Room to Read

Neil Grant author at Newington Literature festival in Stanmore Sydneyauthors William Kostakis and Ben Law at Newington Literature festivalSusanne Gervay, Linda Jaivin at Newington Literature FestivalRoom to Read www.roomtoread.orgAndrew Daddo and Deborah Abela at Newington Literature Festival Authors HAM it up at Newington Literature Festival with great audiences.

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The Festival is supporting and raising funds for Room to read, bringing literacy to the children of the developing world.

www.roomtoread.org

 

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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