The gods are rubbing their hands and giggling with wicked delight.

Only days after publicly revealing my fear of ever again sharing a signing table with Morris Gleitzman, they’ve conspired to put us on the same bill for this year’s Word Play at the Brisbane Writers Festival.

For those who missed it the first time, Morris has queues that extend to the outer reaches of the galaxy, while I try to attract passing interest by balancing a pen on the end of my nose, toppling backwards out of a chair, and knocking myself unconscious.

If you’d like to see me knock myself out for Grades 6-9, clickΒ  here and here to book for my sessions (1 and 2 Sept). Book now and ker-ching! you’ll get an early bird discount (available to June 25 or while stocks last. )

Seriously, Word Play at BWF is made of awesome for kids and lovers of kids’ literature. Click here for everything you need to know about Word Play, and here for the full program of fabulous authors and illustrators.

  1. john malone says:

    good on, Chris. what an opportunity! perhaps some of Morris will rub off on you

    • chrisbongers says:

      In my dreams, John! And yes, Word Play is a fabulous opportunity, to meet my readers and so many of the writers and illustrators I admire. Thanks for dropping by.

  2. edwina shaw says:

    Worse than working with small children and animals. Good luck. Will try and make the session.

  3. Lynne the Lurker says:

    You are So much prettier than Morris. And think it through – people obviously know you are a stellar writer to keep clumping the two of you together!

    He is a lovely guy, even if his fanbase is intimidating. πŸ™‚

  4. chrisbongers says:

    Gee, I don’t know about that, Lynne, but I’m happy to accept compliments in the morning (in the evening, and round about suppertime….)

  5. Compliments in the morning? Can do! I would happily line up for hours for you Chris, especially if you’re balancing pens on your nose (you clever thing). Wish I was there to pop by your table, but I’ll bet you have your own line anyway πŸ™‚

  6. chrisbongers says:

    To be honest Kath, I’m just happy to be at BWF. A little bird tells me you’ll be at the coast in July – will your Brissie writerly friends get a chance to catch up with you?

  7. Hi Chris,
    Congratulations on this wonderful opportunity at BWF.
    I love the Word Play concept and program. I wish you every success.
    Cheers, Karen :))

  8. Hi Chris,
    I ‘d love to be part of BWF one day. Nothing wrong with dreaming. LOL.
    cheers, Karen :))

  9. chrisbongers says:

    It all starts with dreams, Karen. πŸ™‚

  10. Congrats on being part of Word Play this year. Is this part of your world domination plan? πŸ˜‰

  11. chrisbongers says:

    Damn straight, Kathleen. First Wordplay, then the World!

  12. angela sunde says:

    Haha. Glad to know I’m not the only one gate crashing green rooms! I slip streamed into the Somerset Festival green room and was kicked out by an over-zealous librarian.

    Congrats, Chris, on Wordplay. And if I remember the line of people for your book signing at Literati was very long.

  13. chrisbongers says:

    It was full of very pleasant people, I remember that, Angela!

  14. congrats on this opportunity. I can’t make it to the festival this year but it going to be a cracker by all accounts. Good luck with Morris.

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