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.