It was such an honour to be part of this wonderful weekend in one of my favourite places. The glorious Jo Canham and her team put on such a very special festival. Fascinating panels with brilliant writers and very appreciative audiences in a beautiful location. It certainly achieved its aim of being a weekend, “where real connections are made, friends are found, and the writerly community is strengthened / reinforced “.
A special thank you to RWR McDonald for being such a thoughtful and entertaining host. It was so much fun to share a panel with the fabulous Maya Linell and Ellie O’Neill. I met so many wonderful authors, some of whom I hope will become proper friends. Somehow Jo created such an inclusive, warm festival. And the showbags were an unexpected, wonderful treat! I hope no KidLitVic presenters are reading this, as I’ll have to raise the standard a bit! A lanyard and free pens don’t quite cut it in comparison.
If you missed out on this festival or just wish to relive it, some sessions are available to stream here. And get ready to go to next year’s. I’ll be back! I had a brilliant time!!! It really was a three exclamation mark experience. *Check out RWR’s insta for photos of the most disdainful looking cat ever. She really has the ‘she who must be obeyed’ look down pat. It’s hilarious.