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Meet Morris Gleitzman

Sat 4 Sep, 12pm
Bunjil Place Theatre

Due to COVID-19, this event has been cancelled.

For over 15 years, iconic children’s book author Morris Gleitzman has been sharing the inspiring saga of the daring young hero Felix during and after the occupation of Poland in World War II. Now, readers can find out how the story ends with the thrilling climax of the Once series, Always. Join Gleitzman in conversation with Adele Walsh as he talks about the seventh instalment of a heart-rending and hopeful journey that has illuminated a passage of history we must not forget. Ages 8+

In partnership with Bunjil Place and Casey Cardinia Libraries


45 minutes


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Morris Gleitzman grew up in England and came to Australia when he was 16. After university he worked for ten years as a screenwriter. Then he had a wonderful experience. He wrote a novel for young people. Now, after 41 books, he’s one of Australia’s most popular authors. He was appointed the Australian Children’s Laureate for 2018–2019.

Adele Walsh has devoted over a decade to being an advocate for youth literature. She is the Program Coordinator for the Centre for Youth Literature, crafting learning and literacy programs for teens. She is the Community Outreach and Engagement Coordinator at La Trobe University Library and co-hosts the What Would Danbury Do? podcast.

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