Ipswich kids lit festival in Summary
is done and dusted Ipswich Kids lit festival 2011
I gave a few workshops and presented many sessions chatting about books and me and of course
SOUNDS SPOOKY – amazingly (yes I still think it is amazing) that SOUNDS SPOOKY was sold out in a few days!
So, here is the week in summary:
Number of :
kilometres flown by Virgin Australia: 3960 kms (two trips) kilometres driven: 323 kms hours spent travelling: 19 hrs 30 mins (or soemthing like that!) schools who visited my sessions: 28 school I visited: 2 sessions presented: 25 panels presented: 1 children I spoke to: more than 1000 times I answered the question What is your favourite book?: at least 15 times I showed my new picture book created with Sarah Davis: 25 … and then more in the book shop and sitting outside when exclaimed “ oh YOU wrote that!” number of breakfast, lunches and dinners consumed: 24 number of afternoon teas and morning teas: 17 number of snacks: too many to mention. number of brown snakes spotted: NONE (although I was told to about one) numer of tree pythons spotted: one number of ghosts seen: NONE (although I am reliably informed that there are a few in the mansion!) Some new(er) questions:
Q = How long is your hair?
A = “This long” I say turning around.
Q = What is your favourite team? (this one was consistently asked … they must like sport up here!)
A = Team of what?
and then following my answer which was the question
Q = Sports team?
A = NONE! Old Favourites:
Q = What is your favourite book
A = Two favourites – Night reatures and Sounds Spooky … for the moment.
Q = How much money do you make?
A = Not enough.
Q = Where do you live?
A = Sydney
… and now we are done.
Thanks Ipswich and Esk and the Ipswich District Teacher Librarian Network and the wonderful Jenny Stubbs.