In 2016 I was a guest of the Ignite Your Mind Burdekin Readers and Writers Festival. In a few days I met a broad cross-section of local residents and several hundred local school students. These readers, young and old, embraced everything I offered them to enrich their reading and writing. In return they gave me numerous insights into many aspects of life in the Burdekin region, insights which have already found their way into my latest books, and which will continue to do so in the future.
The Ignite Your Mind Burdekin Readers and Writers Festival was one of the friendliest, best-organised and most mutually-beneficial literary festivals I’ve ever been a part of.
Morris Gleitzman – Contributing Author