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HSC Conference 2019
Sunday, August 11 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
The Power of Stories: How Worldschooling Inspired Me to Become One of the World's Youngest Published Authors

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You are never too young nor too old to live your story… and your dreams.
For as long as she can remember, Réka Kaponay’s greatest passion has always been the written word. With her earliest memories sparked beside the glow of a family fireplace, book in hand, it was no surprise to her parents when two years into their adventures across the globe, she started writing a story inspired by their visit to a village on the medieval Moorish crossroads of Andalusia, Spain, and an encounter with a certain Patterdale Terrier dog.

What broke the mould of anything a 12 year old was considered capable of doing, was when she transformed that story into a debut novel, catapulting her to one of the world’s youngest published authors.

This is a story that will take you on a journey from the dusty, ancient heart of Australia, to the majestic peaks of the High Andes Mountains of Peru and the equally breathless world of publishing, on a challenging journey of persistence and perseverance in the face of great adversity. It is a road that has wound its way through 45 countries on 6 continents, to the understanding of what power stories can truly wield, and just how much is possible with a little courage, a lot of determination, and the undeniable strength of family.

When Réka Kaponay was just 14 years old, she defied societal conventions, stereotypical norms and countless odds to become one of the world’s youngest published authors.
This is a story that will take you on a journey from the dusty, ancient heart of Australia, to the majestic peaks of the High Andes Mountains of Peru and the equally breathless world of publishing, on a challenging journey of persistence and perseverance in the face of great adversity. It is a road that has wound its way through 45 countries on 6 continents, to the understanding of what power stories can truly wield, and just how much is possible with a little courage, a lot of determination, and the undeniable strength of family.

Speakers

Sunday August 11, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Carmel

Attendees (20)