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13 July 2011 ·

Interview at Screen Futures YouthFest

Screen Futures YouthFest was a great event at Fed Square on Monday.  I went to a panel discussion with Fiona Woods, Doug McLeod, Bernadette O’Mahony and Holly Tossi; a highly informative, great session – they were all very generous about sharing their experiences.

But in all the sessions, including my own, what really impressed me was the audience. They were so passionate, intelligent and reflective; some questions could have set up great topics for debates and further study.

I was interviewed by a couple of different groups afterwards; here’s the interview with Tori from SynMedia.

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Wendy Orr is a Canadian-born Australian writer. Her books for children and adults have been published in 27 countries and won awards around the world. Nim’s Island and Nim at Sea have also become feature films, starring Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin (Nim’s Island) and Bindi Irwin (Return to Nim’s Island.) Her latest book is Cuckoo’s Flight, a companion to the highly acclaimed Bronze Age novels Dragonfly Song and Swallow’s Dance. Read full bio