Sunday, June 1, 2014

Williamstown Literary Festival 2014

This Festival is an amazing achievemnet. Every year, a bunch of hard working volunteers bend over backwards to create a festival of words that everyone can enjoy.

Some time ago, I was approached by a Book Club to meet and share stories. But this was no ordinary Book Club, Chapter Five is five young people from the Mornington Peninsula. I asked the programmer of the Williamstown Literary Festival if we could be included in the weekend and maybe inspire other young people to set up a Book Club. Lorraine didn't pause for breathe - the answer was 'Yes'. So this was the deal: Chapter Five hosted a session on how to set up a Book Club and led a discussion on Wonder by RJ Palacio and I reciprocated with a set of traditional folk tales.

Chapter Five were inspirational! Fingers and toes crossed that there was someone in the audience who will pick up the baton and offer a Book Club discussion next year. If not, we'll just have to ask them back!

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