When it comes to handling the awkwardness of growing up, award-winning graphic novelist Raina Telgemeier has you covered. Raina’s bestselling comics (Guts and Smile) tackle the trickiness of being a kid, making her a hero to many young fans. From braces to body changes to managing anxiety, let Raina share ideas for how you can build courage and face your fears. Hosted by Mick Elliott. Recommended for ages eight and up.

This event is Auslan-interpreted.

Ticket holders will have an opportunity to meet Raina and have their photo taken together.

Raina Telgemeier (International)

Raina Telgemeier

Raina Telgemeier is the creator of the graphic novels Smile, Drama, Sisters, Ghosts and Guts, all #1 New York Times bestsellers. She also adapted and illustrated four graphic novel versions of Ann M. Martin's Baby-sitters Club series. Raina's accolades include three Eisner Awards, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor and a Stonewall Honor. Raina lives and works in San Francisco, California. 

Mick Elliott (Australian)

Mick Elliott

Mick Elliott is an author, illustrator, TV producer and mischief-maker. For two decades he was a producer at Nickelodeon Australia, making shows such as Slime Cup, Camp Orange and Slimefest. His hit book series, The Turners, was nominated for an Aurealis Award and features on the Premier's Reading Challenge. The latest book in his hilarious new illustrated series is Squidge Dibley Destroys Everything.