There is an amazing opportunity for school groups to hear and learn from a range of authors about their stories and growth as writers at Reading Matters: Youth Day, on Thurday 26th May. Youth day is part of the Reading Matters conference (Friday 27th May and Saturday 28th May) (see blog post ‘ALERT – Reading Matters conference’, published February 10th 2011, for more details).
Upper primary school and secondary school students can attend half-day sessions of presentations from four authors and an accompanying performance.
Upper primary school students and teachers, you can be wowed by; Newbery Medal winner Rebecca Stead (When You Reach Me), inaugural Text Prize winner Richard Newsome (The Billionaire Trilogy), graphic artist Brenton McKenna, and Oliver Phommanvanh (9.20am-11.30am and 12.35am-2.50pm).
Secondary school students and teachers, your session will feature; Markus Zusak (The Book Thief), Jane Burke (The Story of Tom Brennan), Karen Healey (The Guardian of the Dead), and Ursula Dubosarksy (The Golden Day) (9.20am-11.30am).
The cost is $8 per student (teachers are free).
There is also a Middle School Writing / Poetry Workshop with Lorraine Marwood (Prime Minister’s Literary Award winner, Star Jumps). In a one hour writing session Marwood will share her wisdom with students and challenge them to tap into their creativity (10.30am and 12.45pm). This will cost $10 per student.
This is a wonderful opportunity for students and teachers alike. For booking information and more details, visit the SLV page below: