Countdown to Somerset

This time next week I’ll be sitting in Jupiter’s Casino on the Gold Coast listening to the wonderful line-up of speakers at the Somerset International Conference for Librarians and Teachers.  The conference looks at issues relating to library services for public librarians and teacher librarians. 

There are some great sessions planned, particularly focusing on the development of reading from page to computer screen, and James Moloney, a fantastic Australian author, is discussing the role that narrative fiction has in supplementing the life experiences of children and young adults.

The conference is held on Monday 15 and Tuesday 16, then Somerset College hosts the Somerset Festival of Literature which is 3 days of author talks, book signings, and other entertainment on the school grounds.  I’m lucky enough to be interviewing both Patrick Ness (The Knife of Never Letting Go) and Derek Landy (the Skulduggery Pleasant series) so I’m very excited.  I’ll be blogging about the conference and the festival while I am there and the interviews will be up on Pulse when I get back.  If you have any questions you’d like me to ask the authors just let me know.

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