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After the busy month of August, with Book Week, Melbourne Writers Festival, National Literacy and Numeracy Week and the announcement of the CBCA Children’s Book of the Year awards, we are now Springing into Spring!

Over the month of August we organised hundreds of visits to schools, libraries and other organisations, seeing our speakers reach thousands of people.

We would love to share some fantastic feedback that we received:

It was a pleasure spending the morning with the amazing author Fiona Wood and learning about the variety of dispositions that are associated with being a writer. It was relieving to know that fear and judgement in writing was common however Fiona taught us that it would be of great benefit if fear can be used as a positive in writing. Thank you Fiona Wood for helping me believe in my writing and that I should no longer have fear in taking it forward.
– Student, St Columba’s College

I just wanted to let you know that our students really enjoyed Roland Harvey’s visit last week. Visiting Authors are always a highlight of our school year, and Roland’s presentations were very engaging  and inspiring for the students. They especially enjoyed his comic faces and the simple additions that portrayed mood and feeling. His books in our library will be in hot demand in the immediate future!
– F. Greenough, Nunawading Christian College

The year 7 students were very excited to see the process of writing a book, and I think Michael (Pryor) debunked many myths involved in writing, in a friendly and humorous way. The year 7’s were very interested in how a book is actually written and how much goes into “selling” the book to readers. His openness about the difficulties and the rewards was great, and the students were very responsive to it.
– N.Burke, St Leonards

Coming up in September is the launch of the Stella in Schools Program (Wednesday 10th of September) and of course Year 12 Exam Revision time!

Spring also sees us begin planning tours for August 2015 – watch this space!

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