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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

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The Book Factory – Melbourne Writer’s Festival at ArtPlay

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Being a Reader… author… then an illustrator… and a publisher…

The author of this workshop was H.J Harper, who is an author from Melbourne who writes a series called Star League.

There was an Illustrator at this workshop whose name was Sue deGennaro who has illustrated The Tomorrow Book and The Princess and the Packet of Frozen Peas.

All I did was think of a title, write a story, illustrated it and got it published.

And then ACORNS came to be!!!

I enjoyed all of it but especially liked the illustrating because I love drawing.

Here is a pdf link to my book (please note it is a first draft as we did not have time to edit it).

Acorns

Get the free adobe acrobat reader to read it.

I went to this workshop Saturday 1st September at ArtPlay.

Recommended age: 7-12yrs.

PS. Let me know what you think of the book via the comments below.