I survived my first year of teaching. It was exhausting, exhilarating and exciting. I was sick pretty much every term, and heard the phrase "It will never be this hard again," quite a few times. This is me as Cinderella at the Literacy dress up day. (This is what happens when you take your 5 y.o. daughter to the costume shop).
I appeared at the 2014 Melbourne Writers' Festival on a Coming of Age panel with Demet Divaroren. And we did so well we're coming back in 2015. Yay!
Went to Queensland on a much needed family holiday.
Attended some excursions to the State Library of Victoria and Werribee Free Range Zoo.
And was on a West Writers Our Stories Forum on panel about Writing Selves with Christos Tsiolkas, Omar Musa, Imbi Neeme. My favourite moment was with this photo with Christos.
Amra Pajalić is an award-winning author, an editor and teacher who draws on her Bosnian cultural heritage to write own voices stories for young people, who like her, are searching to mediate their identity and take pride in their diverse culture. She writes memoir, young adult and romance under the pen name Mae Archer.
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