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Take a look at these fantastic talks by famous authors to Footscray City College students…


The lovely librarians at Scotch College in Hawthorn invited us to attend this talk by Christopher Paolini in August 2012.

Lauren Oliver visited our school early in 2012 thanks to the awesome people at the Sun Bookshop.

On the 13th August 2013 A.J. Betts visited our library to discuss her book Zac & Mia thanks again to the Sun Bookshop.

A.J. Betts speaks with our Year 9s.

On the 13th August our Year 9 students were treated to a visit from author and teacher A.J. Betts who teaches kids in a major hospital in WA. She talked openly about all of her novels and how she gets her ideas. Betts won the Text Prize for her latest novel Zac & Mia and she spoke about the real kids who helped inspire the book. She was very casual in her approach, often engaging individual students and getting the group to participate in the discussion. The kids were very responsive and participated well. Many kids stayed back after the talk to have a more personal discussion with Amanda about reading books, tips on how to improve their own writing and to get her autograph. A big thanks to Text Publishing and The Sun Bookshop for helping to organise the event.