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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Westwords Fundraiser for Blue Mountains Bushfires

I was privileged to be a part of the fundraiser last Saturday for Blue Mountains bushfire victims, in particular, the children who lost their homes, and of course, all their books in last year's devastating fires. The event, organised by the fabulous Judith Ridge of Westwords, raised over $2000. As a local author, I enjoyed meeting my community and sharing my books with them. Simon Marnie, from ABC radio 703 hosted the event and was a sterling MC. Authors and illustrators attending included:

Deborah Abela, Sarah Ayoub, Aaron Blabey, Wai Chim, Marjorie Crosby-Fairall, Sarah Davis, Ursula Dubosarsky, Lea Dunstone, Elizabeth Farrelly, Anna Fienberg, Kylie Fornasier, Simon French, Felicity Gardner, Margaret Hamilton, Wayne Harris, Ochre Lawson, David Legge, Stephen Measday, Dawn Meredith, Belinda Murrell, Amanda Niland, Oliver Phommavanh, Donna Rawlins, Emily Rodda, James Roy, Lisa Stewart, Leanne Tobin, Jodie Wells-Slowgrove,
Sue Whiting


The weather was perfect, loads of kids and their families came through the gates and everyone seemed to enjoy the catered event. There were stories read aloud, spoken and illustrated, games and colouring-in, silent book auctions, prizes and giveaways, interviews with authors and chats with kids and parents. What a great day!
 
Simon Marnie with talented Lisa Stewart

Kids at my table colouring in their monsters!



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