I had the tremendous privilege of attending the Brisbane Writers Festival's WORDPLAY this year and was blown away by the energy and buzz of this amazing festival. Some students had travelled since 3am to get there, and the mood was electric. I was thrilled to share the stage with much admired authors such as Katherine Battersby, Tristan Bancks, and Michael Gerard Bauer to name a few and loved every minute of it.
The fun continued when BWF invited me to join Lance Balchin, creator of Mechanica, for a Read Around Gladstone tour. We travelled to some wonderful schools in regional Queensland, catching up with students in some tiny one teacher schools.