Newington College LitFest 2023

I recent­ly had the hon­our of attend­ing New­ing­ton Col­lege Lit­fest 2023 at the invi­ta­tion of Ann Jag­ger and her unri­valled team of librar­i­ans and teach­ers. Over the course of three excit­ing days, I deliv­ered eleven talks and work­shops for hun­dreds of won­der­ful young read­ers and writ­ers. This is my fourth invi­ta­tion to the Lit­Fest since 2017, so I must be doing some­thing right…

I nev­er cease to mar­vel at the sight of my nov­el in school libraries!

Over the course of the fes­ti­val, I ran four one-hour work­shops on my YA fan­ta­sy nov­el Empire of the Waves for Year 7 and 8 Eng­lish stu­dents, six work­shops on North Korea for Year 11 and Year 12 Legal Stud­ies and His­to­ry stu­dents, and a very spe­cial addi­tion­al work­shop on Mod C: The Craft of Writ­ing for Year 12 Eng­lish Advanced students. 

Analysing North Kore­an pro­pa­gan­da with Year 11 and Year 12 His­to­ry and Legal Stud­ies students

The New­ing­ton Col­lege Lit­fest remains one of the best stu­dent fes­ti­vals of lit­er­a­ture in Aus­tralia (one of the best fes­ti­vals of lit­er­a­ture in Aus­tralia full stop) and it is always a thrill to attend! 

In the Green Room with many of the best writ­ers in Australia!