Writers on the Road

It’s been so great to have guest speakers back in the school and we always love an author visit. In May we were fortunate to have not one but four fantastic Australian authors run dynamic writing workshops for our Class 8-12 students. Writers on the Road runs as part of the Byron Writers Festival and was organised by English teacher and Class 11 parent, Zacharey Jane. Visiting authors included: Krissy Kneen, Dylin Hardcastle, Danny Teece-Johnson and Dub Leffner. Award-winning author and Brisbane bookseller Krissy Kneen led a workshop for senior Extension students on sensory writing, blending factual and imaginative writing and combining multiple narrative strands. Krystal in Class 12 said, “It’s so inspiring to meet and learn from people who are in the field and to see how the work you do in school can actually equate to something real outside of school.” Thank you for inspiring us all and come again soon!