Asian Literature PD day

On the 22nd of February, I’ll be attending a PD day for teachers called ‘Book it’ in Victoria, exploring the power of Asian Literatures to promote cultural understanding. I’ll be giving a keynote address and conducting a...

Reading Matters 2011

I’m going down to Melbourne for the Reading Matters conference, on 27th-28th May 2011. It’s going to be a stellar event with many authors such as Cassandra Clare and Melina Marchetta. I’m also going to be doing some sessions for...

Brisbane Writers Festival 2010

I’m thrilled to be part of the Brisbane Writers Festival 2010. I’ll doing a few events for Word Play, a massive program for students from grades 5 to 10. Word Play happens from the 1st to 3rd September 2010. I’ll also be doing a...

Sydney Writers Festival 2010

The Sydney Writers Festival is on this week and I’ll be there, blogging for the ABC Bookshow. I’ll also be on the ABC’s digital radio’s broadcast of the writers festival throughout the week, so keep your ears out for...

The Age Ultimate Story

The MS Ultimate Story competition is a chance for kids to write the final chapter of a story that’s been written by three authors and last year’s winning student. There are tons of prizes up for grabs. Julia Lawrinson wrote the 1st...