An evening with Morris Gleitzman! Saturday the 10th of March

WestWords is proud to present a special event with the new Australian Children’s Laureate for 2018/19. This will be the first public event for the Children’s Laureate following the official announcement at the State Library of NSW on the 15th of February at 6pm.

WHERE: The Carrington, Katoomba
WHEN: Saturday the 10th of March. Drinks and nibbles start at 6pm and the event officially commences at 6.30pm sharp.
TICKETS: $25 for adults, $15 for concession. Booking to the right of this page.

Meet Morris Gleitzman in his first public event as the Australian Children’s Laureate. 

Morris explores how stories make us and why they can provide our best hope for the shaping the future.

“Young people need stories more than ever. Stories to delight, stories to beguile, stories to inspire, stories to move deeply. And through these experiences, stories equip young readers to embrace an often dark and uncertain world with optimism, resolve and creativity,” Gleitzman says. 

Morris Gleitzman is the author of more than 40 books including Once, Boy Overboard, Toad Rage and Two Weeks With the Queen. He is the 2018–2019 Australian Children’s Laureate.

Founded in 2008, the Laureateship is bestowed every two years on an outstanding writer or illustrator of children’s books. Its role is to promote the importance and transformational power of reading, creativity and story in the lives of young Australians. Morris is the fifth Australian Children’s Laureate, following on from Alison Lester and Boori Monty Pryor (2012-13), Jackie French (2014-15) and Leigh Hobbs (2016-17)

The event will be an exciting opportunity to hear from the Laureate as they discuss the future of children’s writing in Australia.

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An evening with the new Australian Children's Laureate for 2018/19
March 10, 2018
6:00 pm
15-47 Katoomba St, Katoomba
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NB While children are welcome to attend, this event is geared toward adult lovers of Gleitzman's work (whether they be educators, parents and caregivers, or enthusiasts). Refreshments include alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
An evening with the new Australian Children's Laureate for 2018/19
March 10, 2018
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