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Sparking Enthusiasm in Young Readers & Writers

Meet the Writers Festival 2019

Last term a group of 32 enthusiastic Year 7/8 students attended the ‘Meet the Writers Festival’ held at the Adelaide Convention Centre. This is an annual celebration of reading and writing run by the South Australian Teachers’ Association (SAETA).

This event is the biggest of its type in Australia with 80 schools and approximately 2000 students attending. Our very own teacher Mr Michael Kulesza introduced the day!

The students listened to some fantastic keynote speakers, including authors; Morris Gleitzman, Sally Heinrich, Jaclyn Moriarty, Kristin Martin, Tristan Bancks, Margot McGovern, Adam Cece, Dan McGuiness, Phil Cummings, Allayne Webster and Sally Hardy. Following this they split into groups to attend different sessions listening to authors and their experiences as writers.

It was unanimously agreed this huge day was very beneficial and enriching for all participates, sparking the interest of our young readers and writers.

Thank you to Mrs Dolan, Ms Caesarowicz and Mr Harms for leading these students on this special excursion.