MWF Schools - Secondary Program
Gary Lonesborough: The Boy from the MishThu 9 Sep, 12.30pm
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Goldfields Theatre
Yuin writer Gary Lonesborough explores themes of sexuality, identity, and the importance of community in his debut The Boy from the Mish , a moving YA novel speckled with a good dose of humour and heart.
In this session, Lonesborough discusses the inspiration behind his book, exploring his own intersecting identities through writing, and the extraordinary power of believing in yourself and your community when faced with the biggest questions of all: who am I? And where do I belong?
Gary Lonesborough is a Yuin man, who grew up on the Far South Coast of NSW as part of a large and proud Aboriginal family. He was Bega Valley Shire Council Young Citizen of the Year, won the Patrick White Young Indigenous Writers' Award, and has received a Copyright Agency First Nations Fellowship. The Boy from the Mish is Gary's debut YA novel.
Jess McGuire is a DJ, writer, broadcaster, MC and trivia host based in Melbourne. She appears weekly on ABC Local Radio as a cultural commentator, and for many years she was the editor of pop culture website Defamer Australia. She was a former co-host on Triple R’s Breakfasters.