Sunday, 3 September 2017
An Audience with Stu Duval
What an awesome afternoon! Today the Senior School had the pleasure of hearing Stu Duval give a taste test of his upcoming novel - working title 'The Flax Cross'.
Man, it was awesome; it possessed so many of the elements we explored when we studied narrative. There was the protagonist, Red McAllister, who is sent to Botany Bay in Sydney for stealing bread thrown out by a London baker; the menacing antagonist in the form of the Reverend Scree, who has clawed hands and dresses all in black, and Red's love interest, the beautiful, but downtrodden, Sarah. There was excitement, there was drama .... there was true and enduring love. I won't give away the story, but needless to say we were all captivated, and a few tears were even shed. I think there will be no argument when I say we are all waiting with bated breath for Stu to finish the writing and editing process, before sending it off to his publisher.
There was a quiz and prize at the end of the session.... So which class won? Well, that'd be the best class in the school, of course. Thank you Cailan and Jacob for your efforts in winning us this original Stu Duval artwork. You guys rock!!!!