Monthly Archives: September 2013

Melbourne Writers Festival – Bookwallah Exhibition

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Bookwallah Exhibition

From the  photo you can see it was a display of books and suitcases.

It is a collaboration between travelling writers from India and Australia where many books have been donated from Australia to India via a travelling library exhibition.  Authors could have charged money for all the books, but they donated them to India for free!

It is a great concept as people in India can then access these Australian books – some about Australia – which are hard to get in India. At the exhibition there were also books from India. This helps in understanding different cultures.

You can find more information at http://www.thebookwallah.com/

Went to this at the State Library VIC on 24th August 2013.

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Melbourne Writers Festival – Tavi Gevinson

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Tavi Gevinson is an American fashion blogger who started blogging at the age of eleven. She got discovered by The New York Times (that’s, like, the biggest news paper EVER!!)

So, Tavi came to the State Library of Victoria. There were five girls there who spoke about their motivation to become or do what they Tavi Gevinson at Rookie Day MWF 2013want to do. Some of them were told by lots of people (even their own PARENTS) that their ambition won’t make them any money Moneyor get them very far in life.

    But they persisted and they ended up succeeding!

    They and Tavi were all so inspiring!

After the girls  talked,  we went on and did some mind maps collages. We just took bits and pieces from lots of different magazines. Some people were lucky enough to find a Women’s Weekly from the 50’s! (I, however, was NOT one of those peopleSad smileboo – hoo!) I grabbed some random but awesome stuff, because it pretty much describes, well, me! Random but Awesome!

I got her signature somewhere on my notebook (Open-mouthed smile)with the “special Pen” (Tayger’sgold pen that is called that because an internationally famous fashion blogger used it) but then it didn’t show up so we just used a blue pen.

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The talk was more directed at teenagers, but it was appealing to the “tweens age 10-12”age category too.

This was attended on Saturday 24th August.

There are articles about Tavi online too – search via Google.

Her online site for teens –Rookie Magazine is at http://rookiemag.com

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Here we are ArtPlay EArters with Tavi! Smile

(Thanks to Tayger and her mum for group photo)

Here are some more links passed on from other E-Arters:
http://www.bust.com/blog/tavi-gevinson-dishes-on-anna-wintour-feminism-and-her-plans-for-world-domination.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/29/fashion/tavi-gevinson-the-oracle-of-girl-world.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0