Early Monday morning, 7 August, a large mix of Middle, Senior, and even Junior School students, relatives, and Camberwell Grammar staff braved the pre-dawn darkness for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to hear from a childhood hero: Morris Gleitzman. 

After enjoying the truly unique opportunity of eating breakfast in the Weickhardt Library, everyone filed upstairs where Gleitzman delivered an intellectual speech on the importance of fiction in the lives of young men and to hear about the creative process of one of Australia’s most distinguished authors for children and young adults. Following the session, Morris kindly autographed books and engaged in cheerful conversations with a queue of eager readers. There were so many books for him to sign and while many students ended up late to class, it was well worth the experience. 

As always, this annual event was an absolute pleasure and a resounding success.

Darcy Livingstone (year 12)