Visit to Melbourne Girls’ College and SCBWI Inside Story Event

Today I had the pleasure of visiting Melbourne Girls’ College to speak to 180 Year 7’s about picture books – my favourite topic. For the first 15 mins I presented an introduction to all students before they were split into three groups of 60 and I spent 60 mins with each group explaining my passion. By way of talking about my writing, my job today was to inspire these students to write their own picture books to present to younger students next month.

I’m sure they will produce some terrific writing and I’m looking forward to seeing some of the students again on Saturday at the SCBWI Inside Story special event at 2.30 at The Little Bookroom, 759 Nicholson Street, Carlton North where I will be with fellow SCBWI authors and illustrators sharing insights into the inside story of creating our books.

I’ll be hosting the event and introducing: Krista Bell, Meredith Costain, Marjory Gardner, Serena Geddes, Nicky Johnston, Claire Saxby, Renee Treml, Coral Vass, Annie White, Goldie Alexander, Sherryl Clark, Simon Mitchell, Hazel Edwards and myself.

There will be 10+ author/illustrator visits to schools and libraries to be won as well as other giveaways.

(Please note I took some gorgeous photos with some of the girls today, but there seems to be a gremlin in my system tonight which is refusing to allow me to upload those photos.) Sorry girls.

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