Maxine Beneba Clarke’s debut picture book, The Patchwork Bike, was a Children’s Book Council of Australia Honour Book, yet it was confiscated from first graders in Texas after complaints from local police. Her latest picture book, When We Say Black Lives Matter, has been nominated for the UK’s highest children’s book honour, the Kate Greenaway Medal. Her memoir The Hate Race and short fiction collection Foreign Soil are both on the syllabus for many Australian high schools. Maxine talks about her journey, and the many ways in which art has the power to create change.

This is a free event. Bookings are not required, however we recommend that you arrive early to avoid disappointment.