Two Sides of the Story
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A picture really is worth a thousand words, creating new worlds and new readers. Let us paint you a picture of the business of making picture stories with two of the craft’s leading exponents.
Roland Harvey was born in Melbourne and has always loved drawing. He trained as an architect but is best-known for his distinctive books, calendars and greeting cards.
In a career spanning decades, Alison Lester has written many books and has won several prestigious awards including the 2005 Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Picture Book of the Year Award for Are We There Yet? and the 2012 CBCA Eve Pownall Book of the Year Award for One Small Island. Alison was Australia’s Inaugural Children’s Laureate from 2011 to 2013.
Each month at the Wheeler Centre, two writers discuss the points of difference and the common experiences of a creative life. From playwrights to poets, from award-winners to emerging talent, the Victorian Writers’ Centre and the Wheeler Centre join forces to explore what aspects of being a writer are universal and which ones are unique.
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