Once again, our conference organisers hosted a wonderful conference dinner and glorious award presentation. Ask someone who was there about our lovely ‘butlers’ (who were present entirely to support the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, honest), the almost impossibly limber ‘Gene Kelly’ (Matt Mitchell) who opened proceedings and Paul Fennel and partner from You Can Dance Studio with the swing dancing.
Thank you to our conference committee, and especial thanks to Frano Graco, Patsy Poppenbeek, Leisl Leighton and Helen Katsinis for organising and managing such a great event. We must also thank the very lovely Jane Porter, who MC’d the evening for us, very beautifully (and with the admirable crowd control skills of someone who used to teach 13-year-old boys).
We started by congratulating the winners of the Ripping Start, Selling Synopsis, First Kiss, Little Gems and Little Gems Cover Awards, all of which were decided and announced during the year. (If…
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