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.

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 ABC RN’s Books and Arts Daily and has judged a number of literary prizes, including for the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. 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.