Students ignite their imaginations at Writer's Festival

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Students at the Brisbane Writer's Festival meeting author Veronica Roth

​Mt Maria students had "the experience of a lifetime" when they visited the Brisbane Writer's Festival​​​ to ignite their imaginations and immerse ​themselves in the world of libraries, ​books, authors, reading and writing. The Brisbane Writer’s Festival is an initiative of the State Library of Queensland which celebrates authors and writing. Part of the Writer's Festival, 'Word Play' ​is an education program for young readers, storytellers, and illustrators across Prep-Year 12. ​

The students had a tour of the State Library of Queensland ​, followed by an author talk with Veronica Roth​ (author of the acclaimed Divergent series) and the day concluded with a comic design workshop with comic writer Alisha Jade​​. Meeting Veronica Roth was "an experience of a lifetime" some of the students proclaimed. ​​Student Kate Linwood was particularly taken with the beauty of the State Library, "We explored different rooms dedicated to different genres of books, magazines, newspapers, art and historical objects. Did you know the State Library houses 3.5 million resources?!" Kate said.

The students are already looking forward to Brisbane Writer's Festival in 2019!


 

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