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December 2022

Author Tour: Jared Thomas

Are you looking to bring an author to your school to meet with students in the new year? 👀

Blak & Bright First Nations Literary Festival and Booked Out have combined forces to bring three of the country’s most acclaimed First Nations authors of books for children and young adults to schools in 2023. Kirli Saunders (Bindi), Jared Thomas (My Spare Heart) and Lisa Fuller (Ghost Bird) will be visiting Melbourne for three days only.

Some of the most exciting texts in the Young Adult space to emerge in recent years are from First Nations authors. Spanning a range of genres, from speculative fiction to poetry, from memoir to coming of age, these books have a unique voice, quirky storylines and draw on their authors’ lived experiences.

Available for morning or afternoon presentations on:

⚫️ Tuesday 14th March 2023

🟡 Wednesday 15th March 2023

🔴 Friday 17th March 2023

Contact Booked Out on 03 9824 0177 or bookings@bookedout.com.au for more information.