WRITE FEST: St Joseph's Catholic Primary School students Libby Dullaway, Zachary Christiansen and Bilal Tasawar recently went to a Writers Festival in Brisbane where they participated in workshops and got to meet some cool authors. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail
WRITE FEST: St Joseph's Catholic Primary School students Libby Dullaway, Zachary Christiansen and Bilal Tasawar recently went to a Writers Festival in Brisbane where they participated in workshops and got to meet some cool authors. Photo: Max Fleet / NewsMail Max Fleet

Students get creative at write fest

THREE students from St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School put their creative writing skills to the test when they attended the Brisbane Writers Festival.

Year 6 students Libby Dullaway, Bilal Tasawar and Zachary Christiansen got to pick the brains of some famous Aussie authors at the one-day event on September 2.

St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School teacher Cherie Clancy said the students were chosen to attend the festival after writing outstanding book reviews as part of a class competition.

"We attended three workshops hosted by authors Nick Earls, Christine Bongers and Brenton McKenna. Students have learnt a lot about writing from the authors and thoroughly enjoyed their time there.," she said.

"We also had the opportunity to meet Andy Griffiths which was a highlight of the day."

All three students said they thoroughly enjoyed the event and took away some great writing advice.

"I liked listening to the authors talk about their tips and ideas and how they got into reading and writing," Zachary said.

"It was really interesting to hear about where the authors grew up and the types of books they write," Libby said.

When it comes to putting pen to paper, the trio said they loved the creative aspects of writing.

"I love how you can write down any of your ideas and turn them into a story," Zachary said.

"Writing can take you anywhere if you use your imagination," Bilal said.



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