MWF Schools - Primary Program

Peter Carnavas: My Brother Ben

Mon 6 Sep, 12.30pm
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Goldfields Theatre

The relationship you have with your siblings can be fun, challenging, rewarding or infuriating—or sometimes all those things at once! Award-winning children’s author and illustrator Peter Carnavas explores these powerful family bonds in his latest book, My Brother Ben .

In this event, Carnavas opens up about writing resilient characters, exploring family dynamics, and what it takes to be a writer; plus, see him create an illustration before your eyes!


45 minutes



Event artists

Peter Carnavas is an author and illustrator from the Sunshine Coast. He has written and illustrated many picture books, as well as the award-winning novel, The Elephant. His new book, My Brother Ben, is a story about brothers and birds, two of his favourite things.

Ingrid Laguna is a writer and teacher. Her debut children’s novel, Songbird, was given Notable recognition by the CBCA and has been published in the UK and the US. Its sequel, Sunflower, was longlisted in the Australian Book Industry Awards. Her fourth novel, Bailey Finch Takes a Stand, will be published in September 2021.

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