On Tuesday, eight excited winners of the Father Vogt writing competition from Stage 2 and 3 travelled to Manly to participate in the Lunch with the Stars event. This is fantastic opportunity for students from schools across the peninsula to meet and have lunch with well-known children’s authors.
We were lucky enough to be seated at a table with author Kate Forsyth and enjoyed hearing about her inspirations for writing and life as an author. Before lunch we listened to a talk from John Flanagan who has sold millions of book and then received a drawing lesson from the talented Serena Geddes, author and illustrator. You can see samples of our work in the library.
Once lunch was finished we were free to speak with and obtain autographs from all the authors attending lunch. A highlight for Camila was meeting one of her favorite authors Jacqueline Harvey and Piper asked John Flanagan to sign a book for her brother.
The lunch was delicious, especially the ice-cream for desert, and all the students who attended were appreciative of the opportunity and were great representatives of St John’s school.