A frenetic, satisfying and thought-provoking week in the sunshine at Sydney Writers' Festival last week. Was lucky enough to participate in a varied crop of events from 'Marketing in the Age of Twitter' with the lovely and knowledgeable Alvina Ling from Little Brown in the US to interviewing Singapore-based children's / adult author Shamini Flint. Here are some pics...
|Being interviewed by SWF TV. I look as though I am about to lunge at the interviewer and tear the mike from her hands.|
|View of the crowd at Primary School Days Town Hall event. I hosted some amazing presenters - Deborah Abela, Richard Newsome, Garth Nix, Sean Williams and Morris Gleitzman. I'm unsure if the purple glow is flare from the lights or the audience's aura.|
|The perfect location for a festival. I love the fact that most of the events are free. The organisers did an extraordinary job. I really enjoyed writer / actor Brendan Cowell's session, interviewed by James Valentine. Many luminaries in the audience.|
|Very proud of the first two copies of my very shiny new book, Galactic Adventures: First Kids in Space.|
|With Shamini Flint after our session on cross-cultural storytelling. Shamini was a star of the fest and a big hit on The Chaser stage the night before our session.|