The launch of The Trouble in Tune Town – a day that in so many ways I thought would never arrive – came and went with much fanfare, enthusiasm and relief! The highlight for me was the involvement of Music for Canberra’s young musicians in the form of two ensembles – the MFC youth strings ensemble and Peg Mantle Strings – and also the open, light-filled space of the National Library. My son and daughter spoke about their challenges with music, especially when learning difficult new pieces, and I enjoyed an author’s reading then meeting and signing books for many budding young musicians, followed by music-themed craft activities. All in all, a great day and the first, I hope, of many book launches.
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Maura Pierlot is an award-winning author and playwright based in Canberra, Australia. Her debut picture book, The Trouble in Tune Town, won the 2018 ACT Writing and Publishing Award (Children’s category) and overseas honours. Maura has received artsACT funding to produce an adaptation of her play, Fragments for the digital space. Fragments, Maura's debut professional theatre production, enjoyed a sell-out season at The Street Theatre, Canberra in 2019. Maura's debut young adult novel is awaiting publication. Click on ‘About’ to read more. View all posts by Maura Pierlot