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      October 19, 2019

      Saturday   4:30 PM

      266 George Street
      Brisbane, Queensland 4000

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      Global Adventures in Creating Books for Children & Young People Join IBBY Australia Inc for a special evening featuring inspiring addresses by MARK GREENWOOD & FRANÉ LESSAC which will be preceded by the IBBY AUSTRALIA INC AGM 2019 QWC Meeting Room, State Library of Queensland (SLQ) Cultural Precinct, Stanley Place: South Bank Mark Greenwood and Frané Lessac will reflect on writing and illustrating award winning books for an international audience. Their most recent titles include: Moonwalkers illustrated by Terry Denton and The Happiness Box illustrated by Andrew McLean, We are Grateful: Otsaliheliga written by Traci Sorell and Under the Milky Way. Mark and Frané’s presentation will offer an overview of their collaboration on US publications such as The Mayflower and Drummer Boy of John John and the global dimensions of the work they do promoting books for young people at international speaking engagements such as the Bologna International Book Fair, the Edinburgh Writer’s Festival, Eric Carle Museum, Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC), American Library Association (ALA) and numerous international literary festivals and school visits. Travel is a major inspiration for their work and Mark and Frané’s combined output offers a panorama of books focused on multicultural issues, diversity and Australian identity and culture in titles such as Magic Boomerang, Midnight, Simpson and His Donkey, Ned Kelly and the Green Sash, Boomerang and Bat and Jandamarra.  4.30pm Afternoon Tea will be offered by Book Links Qld at the conclusion of their Story Arts Brisbane program and prior to the IBBY Australia Inc AGM 5.00pm IBBY Australia Inc AGM 5.45pm Addresses 6.45pm Champagne toast Cost for Address & Drinks: IBBY Australia Inc Members $5; Non-Members $10

      Categories: Literary & Books

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