Speaker: Kaponay Réka
Title: Dreamtime Traveler – Teenage Life Schooler Traveling the World
Meet Réka Kaponay, 15-year-old full-time world adventurer, world schooler, international blogger and author of the fantasy adventure novel Dawn of the Guardian.
Réka is on a journey of learning and discovery that over the last five years has seen her and her family visit over 30 countries on six continents. This odyssey has seen them travel to the deep heart of Andalusia, Spain, where a sage, a mystical being and the surrounding countryside inspired her to write her debut novel.
She will share her journey to publication and stories of her travels and adventures that saw her live with the descendants of the Incas, share dreaming stories with the Aboriginal people of Australia, backpack through India and more. Réka will happily answer any questions that you might have and it is your opportunity to get your very own signed and dedicated first edition copy of her book Dawn of the Guardian.
Normally for Réka’s book events with learning groups, she starts with a presentation, where she shares with the group her story – giving insight into her journey to writing the novel. If there is an accompanying projector, we usually share this with a slideshow of pictures. This is approximately 10-15 minutes in length at which time, depending on the numbers and forum, we then have some time allotted for questions and discussion in the group. Dependent on the group of children/teens/young adults, this can be anywhere from 25-45 minutes in length. Generally this part lasts about 45 minutes and covers everything from travel, to how we live, to the inspirations and mentors that Réka has turned to, to how we learn together as a family.
Following the presentation and questions session, we usually conduct a fun and interactive Writers’ Workshop that encourages all people in the group to participate. This is an introductory writer’s exercise, commonly used to spark ideas of creativity and encourages the participants to weave their narrative together into a creative story that needs to be completed in a short timeframe. The results of everyone’s creativity are then shared with the whole group and we have a fun time listening to everyone and encouraging people positively in their love of writing. If there are more than 10 people participating, we encourage the exercise be carried out in group participation and then the exercise also involves an element of cooperative creativity and team contributions. This often produces the most wonderful results. This workshop normally takes about 45 mins. With both sessions, we run for approximately 1.5 hours, but if you are limited by time we can compact it into about an hour. Optimally, 2 hours would allow ample time for the whole event.
Personally Dedicated Books
We also have Réka’s book available for sale (US 1st Edition) on the day, which are dedicated and signed personally by Réka. They can be purchased on the day for the price of $18 (no tax).
We look forward to seeing you there!