Bestselling author Kate DiCamillo writes from the heart. The former US National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature is behind award-winning titles including Because of Winn-Dixie, The Tale of Despereaux, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and Flora & Ulysses. She has a very special ability to connect people through stories. Join Kate as she explains how making an effort to really see the world has helped her to shape the loveable, unlikely heroes she has created. Rec. age 7+.

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This event will be Auslan interpreted. The National Relay Service is available to assist with phone bookings. Call SWF Box Office on (02) 9256 4200 or email ticketing@swf.org.au to book access tickets. 

Free, bookings essential. Maximum 4 tickets per event per booking. Collect your pre-booked tickets for events at these venues from the information booth on Pier 4/5 on the day (all uncollected tickets will be released 15 minutes prior to each session).

Kate DiCamillo (International)

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Kate DiCamillo is the former US National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and the author of many beloved books for young readers including Flora & Ulysses and The Tale of Despereaux, which both received a Newbery Medal. She is also the author of Because of Winn-Dixie, which received a Newbery Honor; and the bestselling Mercy Watson series. Her most recent release, Raymie Nightingale, was an instant #1 best-seller.