LITERATURE WEEKEND IN THE CITY
Books for Small Humans
A conversation for adults
A conversation for adults.
Carers and parents are all trying to raise kids to love reading in this age of electronic devices. But finding the right book isn’t always easy. Join Briony Stewart, Yohann Devezy and Alton Walley as they talk to adults about choosing books that reflect the diversity of the world for the children in our lives. This session is moderated by Nat Latter of Rabble Books and Games.
This project is supported by Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund.
Briony Stewart is the author and illustrator of several award-winning books for children, including Kumiko and the Shadow Catchers, winner of the 2012 Queensland State Literature prize for children’s fiction. Briony lectures on children’s literature at university and conducts talks and workshops with children across Australia. She loves live drawing challenges, day dreaming and discussing dragons, bunnies and how to tame lions.
Yohann Devezy is a debut author who seeks to create beautiful books with messages of hope, strength and acceptance. He is driven by a desire to write stories that can be shared across generations – particularly excited by stories that are underpinned by the embracing of inclusivity and diversity. He is passionate about LGBTIQ inclusion and broader social justice issues.
Born and raised in Bordeaux France, Yohann now lives in Perth, Australia, where he previously worked as a chef and hospitality trainer.
HUGO The boy with the curious mark is his first picture book.
Alton Walley is a Whadjuk, Wilman, Kaneang Nyoongar man from the South-West of Western Australia. Alton has been heavily immersed in his culture since he was a young boy, being fortunate enough to have access to, and engage with, a wealth of knowledgeable cultural figures. He has been dancing and playing music with the Middar dance group since he could walk, performing locally, nationally and internationally.
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Sun 21 Feb
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His Majesty’s Theatre will be offering a menu of delicious treats at Crew and King (Menu here) and Dress Circle Bar (Menu here) for you to enjoy during Literature Weekend in the City. Grab a quick bite between sessions or sit down and enjoy a coffee and cake with your favourite book.
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