Maurice Saxby lecture

Maurice Saxby lecture - at CBCA stall
Author Libby Gleeson (c) with Margaret Hamilton and Gail Erskine of the CBCA.

Story a wonderful focus at Maurice Saxby lecture

An earlier blog focused on the memorial service for the man known as the ‘godfather of Australian children's literature', Maurice Saxby. Maurice's great legacy, as mentioned in that post, continues to live on in an impressive variety of ways. And one of those ways is through the periodic Maurice Saxby Lectures, sponsored by the New South Wales branch of the Children's Book Council of Australia.On 6 May 2015 accomplished children's author, Libby Gleeson AM, delivered the most recent Maurice Saxby Lecture at the University of Sydney.
A member of The School Magazine team had the privilege of being in the captivated audience, as Libby spoke on a theme that's at the heart of The School Magazine—story.
"‘Storying is as old as the human race,'" Libby said, quoting Maurice Saxby, and she then went on to elaborate on the many straightforward and intricate ways that, as she put it, ‘story saturates our lives'.
How energising to be in the hands of this articulate and powerful storyteller and be reminded of the far-reaching power of story in the world.


—Karen Jameyson, May 2015