Bendigo Writers Festival and a Wishbird update

I am thrilled that The Wishbird has been shortlisted for both the Yabba Awards and the Australian Book Design Awards.

Students from prep to year 9 can vote for their favourite Yabba Shortlisted book here.

And adults can vote for their favourite Australian Book Design Award here.

Last Friday I appeared at the Bendigo Writers’ Festival. Bendigo is an historic gold mining town and a wonderful place to hold a literary festival.

Signing the writers’ wall at the Capital Theatre before my session.

Here we are before our session with Lyn White, Sophie Masson and Sarah Mayor Cox.

And a few pretty photos of Weeroona Lake.

 

3 thoughts on “Bendigo Writers Festival and a Wishbird update

  1. Thank you Gabrielle for such an inspiring session on Friday morning. I brought 6 students with me from St Therese’s School, Kennington and all of us were moved by your amazing illustrations for your latest book, The Wishbird. We have tried to create out own versions of your inspired Indian-folk art and have wondered what must be in ‘the box’!
    We rushed back to our school library so students could borrow ‘The Wishbird’ and now have a waiting list for the book!
    Thank you for sharing your stories of being different. The students could really relate to them.

    1. Hi Laura,

      Thank you for letting me know your thoughts on the session and on The Wishbird. I think you must have been the teacher who I met in the cafe downstairs. If you were it was a pleasure meeting you and your students.
      They are very lucky to have a caring, inspirational teacher such as you.

      With best wishes
      Gabrielle

  2. Thank you Gabrielle for such an inspiring session on Friday morning. I brought 6 students with me from St Therese’s School, Kennington and all of us were moved by your amazing illustrations for your latest book, The Wishbird. We have tried to create out own versions of your inspired Indian-folk art and have wondered what must be in ‘the box’!
    We rushed back to our school library so students could borrow ‘The Wishbird’ and now have a waiting list for the book!
    Thank you for sharing your stories of being different. The students could really relate to them.

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