Author & Illustrator Afternoon Tea
Children’s author/illustrator afternoon teas are a wonderful thing, not least because there is always cake. The Children Book Council of Australia NSW Branch organise a number of them, and yesterday I had the pleasure of being involved in one at St Kevin’s in Dee Why. This one was organised through the Northern Suburbs sub-branch of the NSW Branch and they did a great job.
The authors and illustrators gathered were: myself, Tony Flowers, Oliver Phommavanh, Susanne Gervay, Toni Brisland & Belinda Murrell.
We all got to speak to three different groups for 20 minutes each. They great thing about these events is they really spark an interest in books and reading. You see the students buzzing about the corridors. Also it’s great to catch up with other authors and steal ideas from them when they’re not looking.
Here are some photos from the event. Please not that the corny-ness of them is all Susanne Gervay’s fault. She called out “I want more corn” and Susanne is not someone you say no to. I think that’s a pig I’m wearing on my head in the second one.