Who:This event is targeted towards parents, carers, educators, writers, and those with an interest in children’s literature.
When:6pm, Thursday 26th October, 2017
As part of Children’s Week, Stephanie Owen Reeder joins us for a special edition of our Literary Lounge series ‘Animals in Children’s Literature.’
Dr Stephanie Owen Reeder is the author and illustrator of 10 children’s books, including the acclaimed Lennie the Legend, part of her Heritage Heroes series of historical novels for children.
In conversation with author and editor Irma Gold, Stephanie will discuss the educational importance of children’s literature and of bringing Australian history to life for a young audience.
Their discussion will draw upon the 2017 Children’s Week theme drawn from Article 29 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which states, ‘education should develop each child’s personality and talents to the full. It should encourage children to respect their parents, their cultures and other cultures.’
Drawing inspiration from TAC’s annual theme, the pair will also talk about the central role that animals – especially horses – play in Reeder’s historical children’s books, and particularly in her upcoming work Marvellous Miss May, which is set in a circus in the early 1900s.
Join us in The Hunting Lodge at Tuggeranong Arts Centre for a lively discussion about the joys of writing for children and the critical role that writing plays in children’s development.