Sixteen Darling Downs students have become the region’s newest published authors, launching their novel Rachel’s Quest, funded through the We Are Queensland small grants program, at the Toowoomba Library during Disability Action Week on Tuesday 11 September. The children took part in a four-day intensive workshop during the Easter holidays run by local not-for-profit organisation YellowBridge QLD who provides disability support services in the Toowoomba region. The workshop was facilitated by award-winning children’s book publisher Emma Mactaggart from Child Writes, with artistic input from Toowoomba artists Tarn McLean and London Heir. The result was a beautifully illustrated story book, Rachel’s Quest, to help increase understanding of people living with a disability.
Adit Makuach & Bec Saunby
Alex Roberts, Penny Hamilton & Abby Roberts
Christine Wilson, Paul Wilson, Jazzy Wilson & Penny Hamilton
Deanne-Marie Serong & Amy-Leigh Serong
Di Bonell, Jessica Bonell & Daryl Bonell
Lisa King & Carolyn Brown
Megan O'Hara-Sullivan & Ann Houston
Meghan Halliwell, Amy-Leigh Serong, Annastacia Wenham & Caitlyn Garratt
Meghan Halliwell, Rachel Allen, Jane Christie & Nicholas Christie
Oliver von Pyne & Matthew Kirkman
Roseanne Rowe, Emma Mactaggart, Matthew Kirkman & Oliver von Pyne
Ryan Walker, Annastacia Wenham & Sarah Walker
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