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St Rita’s College celebrated the launch of their new community engagement initiative, The Think Project, with a lively in-conversation evening with author Trent Dalton and journalist Christine Jackman.

The Think Project is a literary initiative led by St Rita’s College, in partnership with Riverbend Books, to encourage a love of literature and creative thinking. The initiative provides opportunities to engage with writers, illustrators and creatives through book events, workshops and conferences.

To launch The Think Project, the school hosted an evening with Trent Dalton, to coincide with the release of his highly anticipated third book, Love Stories.

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Trent, who grew up in Brisbane, is a two-time winner of the Walkley Award for Excellence in Journalism and best-selling author of Boy Swallows Universe and All Our Shimmering Skies.

Trent shared the stage with former colleague, Christine Jackman for a discussion on his new book, the backstories to his narratives and about love being everywhere in our lives.

“The night was the epitome of an ‘in conversation’,” says Noni Harrison, Head of Library at St Rita’s College.

“We truly felt like we were privy to a conversation between friends. Christine and Trent reflected on family, love and finding the good among tragedy. Trent shared stories that spanned his life and books, reminding us to hold tight to the person that ignites our pilot light, and that love can be found in punctuation.”