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Family Day: Inspirational Women
Sunday, May 25 2014
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Free, no bookings
Pier 2/3 The Big Top For Little People, Pier 2/3, Walsh Bay
Eliza Sarlos, Sandi Toksvig, Cornelia Funke, Jacqueline Harvey
Every girl needs a role model, either real or fictional. Join writers Eliza Sarlos, Cornelia Funke and Jacqueline Harvey as they tell you about the amazing women who inspired them to become the people they are today. Maybe you’ll find a heroine of your own? (Ages 8+)
Change from printed program: Sandi Toksvig is no longer participating in this event.
Jacqueline Harvey (Australian)
Jacqueline Harvey has combined a successful career in education with her love of stories. She is the author of many novels for younger readers and her picture book, The Sound of the Sea, was awarded Honour Book in the 2006 CBC Awards. Her bestselling Alice-Miranda series is published internationally and Alice-Miranda At School received two Australian children’s choice awards in 2012. Her new series, Clementine Rose, will include eight titles and also be launched in the UK later this year. jacquelineharvey.com.au
Cornelia Funke started as a children’s book illustrator, but started writing when she discovered that telling her own stories was more fun than illustrating other people’s. Cornelia is the internationally best-selling and award-winning author of the Inkheart fantasy trilogy, as well as more than 40 other books. The Inkheart trilogy was named by the US National Education Association as one of the 100 best books for children. Her most recent books, Reckless and Fearless, are for older children and teenagers. A native of Germany, she lives in Los Angeles with her family and a crazy dog named Luna. corneliafunke.com
Eliza Sarlos is a writer, broadcaster, and creative producer. Currently the Artistic Director at Underbelly Arts, Eliza’s experience spans a range of artforms and organisations and has included roles across programming, producing and strategy for MusicNSW, Sound Summit and FBi Radio. Her most recent project, Amazing Babes, is a feminist picture book that introduces kids to strong, world changing women.