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2019 Ray Mathew Lecture with Morris Gleitzman
Stories Create Our Future
Ray Mathew Lecture
Join us as Morris Gleitzman outlines why young people need stories now more than ever. Stories to delight, stories to beguile, stories to inspire, stories to move deeply. And through these experiences, stories that equip young readers to embrace an often dark and uncertain world with optimism, resolve and creativity.
Stories have always been at the centre of our discourse. They help us explore what is it to be human, and what might be possible in our lives. Our young people face many challenges in the decades ahead as they explore what is possible for our human enterprise. Central among the things that will help equip them for this journey are stories.
Morris Gleitzman has been a bestselling Australian children’s author for more than thirty years and is the current Australian Children's Laureate. His books explore serious and sometimes confronting subjects in humorous and unexpected ways. His titles include Two Weeks With The Queen, Grace, Doubting Thomas, Bumface, Toad Rage, Give Peas A Chance, Extra Time, Loyal Creatures, Help Around The House, and the series Once, Then, Now, After, Soon and Maybe. Morris lives in Brisbane and Sydney, and his books are published in more than twenty countries.
Supported by the Ray Mathew and Eva Kollsman Trust
Morris Gleitzman image courtesy of Penguin Randomhouse