Sydney Writer’s Festival

Sydney Writer’s Festival

Last week, a small group of students from Years 3-6 were invited to the City Town Hall to attend the Sydney Writer’s Festival. These boys were selected as they were the finalists for the Harmony Day Writing Competition and the Public Speaking Competition. After a 40-minute drive, we arrived at the Sydney Town Hall, where the 2022 Sydney Writers Festival was held.

We were introduced to Mick Elliot, the author of the Squidge Dibley series, and our Master of Ceremonies. The next author we met was Cory Tutt, who taught us about ‘Deadly Science’ and Aboriginal scientists and their knowledge of the land. Soon after, we met the Author Remy Lai, and her dogs Poop Roller and Bossy Boots. She introduced us to the art of graphic novel illustration. After our short lunch break, we had a chance to buy books from the authors and get them signed. Out of all the books, Pawcasso was the most popular.

After purchasing the books, we met Australian bestseller Matt Stanton, who told us ridiculously hilarious stories like a blown-up whale on the coast of Oregon and the world’s most annoying captive; Julius Caesar. Then, troublemaker Nat Amoore made a hasty medley to fit 24 movies in 12 minutes. Then, the fabulous event concluded, and it was a great experience to attend.

Written by Chenyu, Lucas and Jaydon

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