On October 20, the Certificate II/R Unit in Information and Cultural Services classes hosted the inaugural LTC Literary Lunch in the LTC Library. This event was designed and delivered by the students as part of their VET competency requirements.
If you weren’t there, you missed a great event! 30 people came along, ate, laughed and listened to local talent from LTC and the wider community. The view out over Lake Tuggeranong through our “round window” was beautiful as always.
We were lucky enough to have Matthew Farrer (@fullynoctural), a Canberra author, read his work and answer questions about the writing process he follows. Matthew was very entertaining and made the audience jump with fright at one stage!
Anthony Batten, one of our LTC English teachers, shared poetry he had written and never shared in public before, inspired by personal experiences he had had in his life. Jack and Ashane, LTC students, also inspired us with their poetry. Jack’s work can be found at http://allpoetry.com/Jack_Towers if you’d like to experience evocative writing.
Keagan, one of our R Unit students,entertained the audience with a reading from one of his favourite authors, Edgar Allan Poe and his classic poem ‘The Raven’.
The event ended with Mercia and Alistair spruiking their new fanzine, ‘The Vortex’, which was officially launched at the Conflux 11 conference held on the October long weekend. Keep an eye out for the first issue in the LTC Library soon!
Many thanks to all who attended, contributed to, and catered for our event. We look forward to holding another Literary Lunch next year.
Lori and Holly
Teacher librarians / Cert II and R Unit teachers