Last week I had the huge pleasure of working with The Literature Centre with some of the south-west’s brightest readers and writers. I met students from Year 6 through to Year 12 and every single one of them had something to offer our intensive writing sessions. They worked hard and they shared joyfully. I can’t emphasise enough the value of these programs, nor the support of schools, teachers and librarians to the writers of the future (and the writers of now!). Thank you to The Literature Centre for giving me the opportunity to meet these amazing students and staff – I gained much more from them than I suspect they did from me!