There were awards for writers young and old. You can read the winning tales on the YABBA website http://home.vicnet.net.au/~yabba/ and if you click on creator's profiles you can read about some of Australia's favourite children's authors.
After the ceremony the authors were invited to sit at tables arranged in the library, sign copies of their books and chat to the students.
My table buddy was George Ivanoff. How lucky was I?
Turns out that George is a fellow Pigeons author but most excitingly, he has a wonderful new book on the shelves, Gamer's Quest. Check out the website - George has raised the bar in web presentation! http://www.gamersquestbook.com/
Thanks YABBA and Bayside for a fabulous day. Writing can be an isolating business - it's terrific to get out and about and meet the readers and other writers.