Monday, 24 March 2014

Festival Fun

I’m currently recovering from a hectic but brilliant few days at the Somerset Celebration of Literature Festival on the Gold Coast and I have to say thanks to so many people who made it so.

Firstly to all the kids who came to my sessions, bought my books or just bailed me up for a chat. Secondly to all the other authors who were so generous with their time and words of wisdom who made the entire experience such fun. And finally to the fantastic organizers and their awesome army of parent and student volunteers who did it all with such good grace and style.

Highlights, apart from living on a diet of junk food and buying a stack of great books, had to be getting to listen in on so many hilarious, insightful, inspirational and/or simply genuinely entertaining authors do their thing.

The legendary Freya and Sophia
Lowlights which were very few, would definitely be my brush with the dangerously inedible ‘Inferno’ pizza and the random rattling shopping trolleys at a rather weird panel discussion about writing humour, that was (for no obvious reason) held outside a suburban Coles supermarket.

Anyone anywhere near the Gold coast in March 2015, I thoroughly recommend that you put Somerset into your calendar-maybe skip the Coles thing though, unless squeaky heckling is your thing.

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