We are so proud of our very own Inky Judge, Kellie Phan. Kellie chaired a panel at the Melbourne Writers Festival this year. Here is her reflection.

“This year I had the great pleasure of being an Inky judge for the Centre of Youth Literature. In addition to my role of judging 20 long-listed books, I was also given the opportunity to chair a panel at the Melbourne’s Writers Festival 2017 Schools Program. In Deakin Edge, I lead the discussion between the New York Times bestselling authors, Amie Kaufman, and Jay Kristoff, about their award winning book Illuminae. It was a surreal experience to be speaking to two immensely accomplished writers whom I look up to, especially because it was in front of hundreds of students. However, despite my nerves I know that this is a memory that I will treasure for years to come.” Kellie Phan, 11D