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The key is balance. This piece comes from one of our Fort Greene Park Summer Youth Program members. Zoë and her peers will perform this Sunday at our Fort Greene Summer Literary Festival. Check our page to get your tickets, we only have a few left!
My Book Week ended on a real high, when I had the great joy of visiting Hannans Road Public School at Riverwood. I spoke to the whole school across two sessions about my life as a writer and we finished off the day with a writing workshop for those students that had entered a school-wide writing competition. What a privilege to teach those kids, ranging from Kindy up to Year Six. We finished off the workshop with each student having the opportunity to share a poem they had written. One young girl stood up confidently, eager to read but became quickly overwhelmed. I asked her to take a few more moments just to read over her poem quietly and then I’d come back to her. The next time she stood up, she gave an absolutely gorgeous fluent reading of her work. Later as I was packing up my books, she came up to me and said, ‘I’ve always wanted to be a writer but I’ve always been too worried about what other people think.’ Her bravery in standing up to share her work a second time seemed all the more extraordinary. It’s moments like this that make it all worthwhile. At the end of an author visit, I’m always hoping kids will come away with a deeper hunger to read. But the creme de la creme is if they come away sensing their own possibility; the value and worth of their own stories and words.