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International Read to Me Day

Organising a non-conventional literary event… One step at a time.

It has been an incredible couple of weeks. Normally I can barely process a thought until the beginning of February, and this year, I haven’t had a moment to slowly gather momentum – rather, it has been a case of ‘bam start now as you mean to finish!’

International Read to Me! Day is held every year on March 19th. This means for 2017 it falls on a Sunday. For me personally, this is bliss, as I couldn’t think of anything I would prefer to do than to read… to anyone, but it does present a whole host of issues for participant such as schools.

When it comes to organising an event for this year, in my home ‘village’ of Toowoomba, I couldn’t go past what may be considered a city icon – the big red chair owned by Carleton Upholstery. It is difficult to realise how big the chair is without a person in the photo, but it is three metres in height! I have always wanted to ‘do’ something combining books and this chair, especially with the thought of adding reading champions to the mix… Mmm. ..

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Women of Leadership Conference

I’ve been asked to be part of an exhibition for the Women of Leadership Conference hosts by the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce. This is what I shared to accompany an image in the exhibition: 
‘I’ve almost cracked it’ – a most often heard quote in Emma’s home as she describes to her husband and three daughters how close she feels to exploding through the banal admin’d days and into the land of success, fame and fortune… Well, it is wishful thinking really, but Emma is fortunate to be driven by passion and has a stubborn spirit so when she sought advice and was told by those “in-the-know” that her publishing model was flawed and wouldn’t make money; that the education program she was experimenting with wouldn’t be welcome in any classroom, and that to be self-published is second rate – she was determined to prove the naysayers wrong!  ..

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