Tristan Bancks | Australian Children's & Teen Author | Kids' & YA Books: Byron Bay Writers Festival

Monday, August 5, 2013

Byron Bay Writers Festival

It was Byron Bay Writers Festival this weekend. Sunshine, sea breeze and big, enthusiastic crowds. 

I had the chance to work with Children's and Young Adult literary luminaries Libby Gleeson, Phillip Gwynne, Judy Horacek, Leigh Hobbs and Melina Marchetta as well as documentary filmmakers Robin De Crespigny and Mandy Chang and The Rosie Project author Graeme Simsion.

Oh, and slime. I had a chance to work with slime in the kids' tent on Sunday when two kids poured a bucket of the green stuff on my head. Apparently slime is back. Someone suggested on Twitter that slime is the new 'vampires'. Green is the new black.

Slime ingredients courtesy of the official 'You Can't Do That on Television' slime recipe page:

I looked like an extra in a Ghostbusters movie.
Sliming books for kids in the signing tent.
Attempting to gain access to the Byron Bay Writers Festival bookshop.
'Please. I promise not to touch anything.'


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