Bendigo Writers' Festival

August 10th - August 12th, 2018

Growing Up Post Truth

📅 FRIDAY 10 AUGUST 2018 🕑 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM 📍 ULUMBARRA THEATRE

ZANA FRAILLON, HYEONSEO LEE: HOST JO LAMPERT

For many young people, the world is now an alien place, where their homeland is no longer an option, but other places seem not to want them. To speak on behalf of those who seek asylum is not simple when there's so much conflicting information. Jo Lampert asks writers Hyeonseo Lee and Zana Fraillon what the idea "post-truth" means for them and for those who are looking for ways to start a new life.

Pass (including Youth Pass) or ticket $15/$12 concession

This session is also a Text Marks the Spot event: available for schools

Bookings: Call (03) 5434 6100 or online

Writing For Curious Kids

📅 SATURDAY 11 AUGUST 🕑 10am-11am 📍 BENDIGO BANK THEATRE 👤 Dana Twycross hosts Zana Fraillon, Samantha Grover and Belinda Murrell

What's that? How does it work? Who made that happen? Are we there yet? Thank goodness there are books to help answer questions from curious kids. Writers of books for young readers often remember how curious they were as children, and how much they loved finding books with answers to their questions. Discovery Centre's Dana Twycroft talks to Zana Fraillon, Samantha Grover and Belinda Murrell about the curiosity that drives both writer and reader.

FESTIVAL PASS or SATURDAY PASS

WISP Book Launch

📅 SATURDAY 11 AUGUST 🕑 11.30am 📍 HUB AND BOOKSTORE AT THE CAPITAL 👤 Zana Fraillon and Sarah Mayor Cox

Zana Fraillon's new picture book, Wisp, illustrated by Kate Greenaway Medal-winner Grahame Baker Smith, is a refugee story of immense power and beauty. In this very special first-release event, with the kind assistance of Zana and Hachette Australia, Bendigo's children's book expert Sarah Mayor Cox will launch this incredible tale of hope for freedom reborn.

Free event. No bookings required.

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