Thursday, 18 February 2016
Perth Writers Festival
No pretty pictures for you this time I'm afraid. Today we attended the Perth Writers Festival schools day. We went to 3 talks by authors of children's books. All the talks were very entertaining, funny and inspirational.
First up was Alice Zaslavsky talking about her TV show Kitchen Whiz and her book Alice's Food A-Z. The highlight of the day was Andy Griffiths talking about his Tree House series of books. There was lots of audience participation as we invented a crazy story of our own. Lastly we discovered a new author Katherine Rundell who talked about the process she goes through to write a story.
The children got to meet the authors and have their paperbacks signed. We learnt loads about how to write our own stories and were inspired by the enthusiasm of all the speakers.