The year is speeding towards 2010 with writers, music and art

The year is speeding towards 2010 with writers, music and art
Sir Victor on the baby grand in the Victorian lounge

Sir Victor on the baby grand in the Victorian lounge

My head’s in a spin and it’s not because of my

Artist Melissa Egan, Belgian singer Micheline Van Heuten and her cute baby Max

Artist Melissa Egan, Belgian singer Micheline Van Hautem and her cute baby Max at The Hughenden

fluffy, fuzzy hair – so many events with writers, artists, singers, film makers. Every year I forget how November escalates into Christmas and New Year.

Must get the Christmas tree up at The Hughenden. Here are a few snapshots:-

Authors David Mulligan,Greg Bastian,Jeni Mawter, Belinda Murrell, Kate Forsyth, Aleesah Darlison congratulating illustrator Nina Rycroft for her picture book Ballroom Bonanza. Her artwork of the penguins dancing is in the Hughenden Reading Room.
Writers & Illustrators Network celebrating Nina Rycroft's illustrations being selected to be part of the international touring exhibition of children's illustrations
Writers & Illustrators Network celebrating Nina Rycroft’s illustrations being selected to be part of the international touring exhibition of children’s illustrations
Rusty the trusty hound and John Hellier former racehorse trainer celebrating Melbourne Cup at The Hughenden

Rusty the trusty hound and John Hellier former racehorse trainer celebrating Melbourne Cup at The Hughenden

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.

2 Comments

  1. The Mango 8 years ago

    Wow, it all looks so busy! It is all happening at the Hughenden. Good work!

  2. Susanne 8 years ago

    Thanks Mango – that was sweet!!!!

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