Love graphic novels? Keen to write your own? International Festival guest Mariko Tamaki is here to get you going with a workshop and reading of her work, which comes complete with live music from Brian Campeau and projections.

Responsible for the words in graphic novels Skim and This One Summer, Mariko doesn't hold back when it comes to writing about real issues affecting young people. She'll share her tips for reaching your graphic novel goals, and inspire you with this very cool reading of her work.

Presented by the City of Sydney Libraries and supported by the Consulate General of Canada, Sydney.

 

Free, bookings essential. Maximum 4 tickets per booking.

Mariko Tamaki (International)

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Mariko Tamaki is a Canadian writer living in California. Her books/collaborations include the graphic novels Skim and This One Summer (both with Jillian Tamaki) and YA novels (You) Set Me on Fire and Saving Montgomery Sole. This One Summer received Printz and Caldecott Honors, and the Ignatz and Eisner for Best Graphic Album (New) and was a New York Times bestseller. Mariko has also written for the comic series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Tomb Raider and Adventure Time. Her more recent comics include Hulk: Deconstructed with Nico Leon and Supergirl: Being Super with Joëlle Jones. Mariko’s upcoming projects include a graphic novel about lesbian love and loss, Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me, with Rosemary Valero-O’Connell.

Bec Kavanagh (Australian)

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Bec Kavanagh is a Melbourne based freelance writer, reviewer and YA fiction specialist. Bec has appeared at the Melbourne Writers Festival, on Radio National’s Books and Arts Daily and has judged a number of literary prizes, including for the Victorian Premier’s Award. Her work has been published by Bookseller and Publisher, Australian Book Review, Killings, and a number of education publications. She has had fiction published by Seizure and the Review of Australian Fiction. Bec is currently the Manager of the Stella Schools Program and completing a Masters of Creative Writing at Melbourne University.