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On Wednesday 23 June the Junior School Function Space was buzzing as St Peter’s College had the pleasure of hosting Adelaide’s first ever Luminary Lunch. Tracey Grice, a leading Adelaide literacy educator and consultant was the mastermind behind the event.  Tracey’s consultancy business is known as Litracey and SPSC is looking forward to continuing work with Tracey over the coming years.

Students from Wilderness, Pembroke, Pulteney, Encounter, Immanuel and of course St Peter’s College gathered to enjoy lunch with an author.  There were door prizes along with best costume and best table decoration prizes.  Students engaged with authors and enjoyed many rich conversations about books and writing.  Literary quiz master Mike Lucas devised two tricky quizzes to get everyone thinking.  The highlight of the event was an engaging keynote address by Jack Heath, an interstate author.  He talked candidly about a writer’s life and reflected on his journey to become a top selling author within Australia and internationally.  

There was an amazing cast of talented South Australian authors who gave up their time to work with our up-and-coming future creators.  We would like to thank the following authors/illustrators who gave their all at the event: Andrew Joyner, Tania Ingram, Sally Heinrich, Marianne Musgrove, Mike Dumbleton, Adam Cece, Charlotte Barkla, Phil Cummings, Mandy Foot, Kristin Weidenbach and Jack Heath.

St Peter’s College is looking forward to hosting this event in future years and we hope that it will become an annual highlight on our School calendar.  Please enjoy the photos of the SPSC crew at the event as they chatted and engaged with Jack Heath.

Alison Winter and Sue Dansie