A gifted artist, storyteller and musician, Gregg Dreise brings his didgeridoo and guitar to Family Day, breathing musical life into his newest book, My Culture and Me. Richly written and illustrated, his is a heartfelt and stirring story of cherishing and sustaining Indigenous cultures. Join Gregg, a descendant of the Kamilaroi and Euahlayi people, for a celebration of musical storytelling and a discussion of the people, places and messages woven through his moving new book. Hosted by Deborah Abela. Rec. 5+
Gregg Dreise (Australian)
Gregg Dreise is a gifted artist, storyteller and musician, and he features the didgeridoo and guitar in his performances at schools, libraries and festivals. He is a descendant of the Kamilaroi and Euahlayi people of south-west Queensland and north-west New South Wales. Travelling to schools all over Australia and other countries in the world has continually expanded his love of his profession. The author of four previous picture books, My Culture and Me is his latest release.
Deborah Abela (Australian)
After finishing a teaching degree, Deb went to Africa where she was caught in a desert sandstorm, harassed by monkeys and thrown in jail twice! She’s written 25 books including Max Remy Superspy, Grimsdon, New City, Teresa A New Australian and The Most Marvellous Spelling Bee Mystery. Her first picture book is Wolfie, An Unlikely Hero. Deb has won awards for her books but mostly hopes to be as brave as her characters.