at The Courtyard, State Library Victoria

Meet the Authors and Illustrators: Oliver Phommavanh

Our annual big day out for little readers is back! Children’s Book Festival 2015 lands on Sunday 22 March.

Kids and their parents are invited to dive into the pleasures of books and reading in as many different ways as possible. There’ll be storytellers, musical acts and performers — plus the chance to meet some of your favourite authors and illustrators.

In this session, Oliver Phommavanh will talk about his Thai-Riffic! life.

All events are free, but we're taking bookings for sessions featuring Hazel Edwards, Shaun Tan, Gabrielle Wang, Tristan Bancks, Oliver Phommavanh and Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton.

Get in quick – these sessions are sure to book out. If you miss out, though, don't worry; you can still bring your book along to be signed by your favourite author. 

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Who?

Portrait of Oliver Phommavanh

Oliver Phommavanh

Oliver is a young Thai-Australian writer for children. He has featured on panels at the Sydney Writers' Festival among many other appearances at festivals and writing events, as well as in blogs. He has worked as a primary school teacher and now spends his time writing – and sharing his passion for storytelling with kids and engaging them with humour.

He's also a stand-up comedian and has appeared on national TV and radio, as well as at a number of well-known comedy venues including the Comedy Store in Sydney. His first book, Thai-riffic!, was published to critical acclaim, followed by Con-nerdPunchlines, Thai-no-mite and Ethan in the Stuff Happens series in 2015, The Other Christy and, most recently, Super Con-nerd.

Where?

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