Time to play in Sydney

Tomorrow morning I leave for four days in Sydney which, at the moment, can only be described as ‘the future’. To be less withholding, I am heading up for the Sydney Writers’ Festival. It should be a good weekend. In particular I’m looking forward to the Don’t Tell the Teenagers: Young Adult Fiction That’s “Too Hard” for Young Adults session with M.T. Anderson, Mal Peet and Margo Lanagan.

I’m also seeing Gatz at the Opera House. It’s not a performance of The Great Gatsby but a performance that features characters who read The Great Gatsby out loud from front to back. Everything I hear about it makes me buzz. Here’s a little snippet:

Throw in a Zine Fair at the end of the weekend (who can resist a lil Zine Fair? Not I) and it should be a few good days in a row. If so, I’ll be sure to blog about it. If not, I’ll delete this post and we can forget I ever mentioned anything about it.

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