The Pagoda Tree

By Claire Scobie

An epic novel set in eighteenth-century India about love, loss and exile, and the fate of individuals when two cultures collide

Friday, 29 September 2017

Stories that Matter

Lots of people said nice things to me at my London book launch but the nicest thing had nothing to do with my book.

Jane Smith, a librarian from Concordia Lutheran College in Toowoomba, Australia, happened to be in London that night so I asked her to come along. I’d met Jane back in May when I went to Concordia as part of a team with the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) to create a book with 12 Indigenous students in three days. I know… what a great challenge!

I was there with Indigenous writer and poet, Kristine Ellis and editor, Kathy Mossop. This was a first time for all of us: workshop facilitators and students. I was nervous and so were they.

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