Presentation on Queenie at Kingston U3A

On Monday I had the pleasure of visiting and presenting the writing of ‘Queenie One Elephant’s Story’ to about 60 of theĀ  Kingston U3A group members at the Old Courthouse in seaside Mordialloc.

I have rarely spoken to such a group of interested and involved seniors who not only wanted to share their memories of Queenie and the zoo with me, but also were keen to hear about the role of a children’s author its ups and downs, slips and slides and to hear about my other books.

Although the visit was for two hours, we still ran out of time and there were questions which went unanswered – although I suspect that many members of this group may contact me via email or reply to this blog post.

I drove back to Black Rock along the wild and windswept Beach Road under steel-grey skies to meet a dear friend for lunch before continuing my return journey to the leafy green outskirts of Melbourne where I live, but although the rain was pelting down and the traffic a nightmare, it was worth every minute.

These members all rode on Queenie's back.

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  1. Sharon Greenaway What a lovely recount of the day...love the description of your drive. It must have been a lovely time for the people who would have remembered Queenie...it's lovely when our work reaches out to people.
    June 7, 2012 at 3:38 pm · Reply
    • Corinne Fenton
      corinne Thank you Sharon. Yes it was a lovely day.
      June 7, 2012 at 9:41 pm · Reply
  2. max oberman thank you for your story of Queenie ,it brought back a happy childhood memory ...
    June 7, 2012 at 5:01 pm · Reply
    • Corinne Fenton
      corinne I'm glad you enjoyed it Max.
      June 7, 2012 at 9:41 pm · Reply

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