Year 7 students recently enjoyed an excursion to the Melbourne Writers Festival where they were inspired by the bringing together of talent and ideas from the best writers across Australia and around the world. Visiting the event  created  unique moments for students as they learnt about the craft of turning ideas into text.

Held at the Australian Centre for Moving Images ( ACMI) students enjoyed a discussion about writing for video games, which included practical advice from a professional video game writer and the highly entertaining Poetry Out Loud! finals. The Poetry Out Loud finals featured Victoria’s finest high school slam poets.  Hopefully the experience has inspired our students to  give it a go themselves.

In between Writers sessions they explored the Screen Worlds Exhibition at ACMI that included interactive exhibits on video games, film making and special effects.

Melbourne Writers Festival

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