The Wheeler Centre (Books Writing & Ideas)

Tell Me A Story: Mem Fox on Reading Aloud

Wednesday 16 October 2019, 6.15pm-7.15pm at The Wheeler Centre

Mem Fox is a legend of Australian children's literature. More than 35 years after her first book, Possum Magic, was published, it is still printed in hardback, with its iconic original illustrations by Julie Vivas.

In the intervening years, Fox has somehow managed an academic career as a literacy expert, while writing 40 more books. She’s charmed generations of readers with stories of Australian children and animals, including Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little ToesBaby BedtimeWombat Divine and Where is the Green Sheep?

Through her books, Fox has also helped young readers grapple with difficult topics – perhaps most famously with Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge. Her new book, too, broaches a difficult topic with great wisdom and sensitivity. The Tiny Star is about life and death, and it's told in an unmistakably tender and lyrical voice – the singular voice of Mem Fox – with illustrations by the award-winning Freya Blackwood. 

At this very special event hosted by Michael Williams in October, Fox will discuss her stories and her career. She'll tell us, too, why encouraging us all to read aloud has been such an important part of her work.

Little Bookroom will be our bookseller for this event.

Event starts
Wednesday 16 October, 2019
Event ends
Wednesday 16 October, 2019
Venue
The Wheeler Centre
Venue Address
176 Little Lonsdale Street
Location

Melbourne ,

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Panels, Lectures & Ideas