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20161117 - Gus Gordon (illustrator/author) LIVE in conversation - Premier's Reading Challenge - 17 November 2016 - 11:00 - Stream 3

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Gus Gordon (illustrator/author) LIVE in conversation - Premier's Reading Challenge


Classifications: Enabled, Events Not to be missed, Upcoming Excursions

Provider: NSW Premier's Reading Challenge


Presenter: Dymocks Children's Charities

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Date: 17 November 2016

Start Time: 11:00

End Time: 12.00pm

Duration: 1 hour

Closing Date: Bookings Close 10-Nov-16

Availability: DEC and Non-DEC

DEC Positions: 35

Non-DEC Positions: 5

Price: Free

KLA Syllabus: Primary,Secondary

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KLA Keyword/s: Reading, Writing, Art, Literacy


Event Overview: Join us for an interactive session with internationally-acclaimed illustrator and author Gus Gordon, courtesy of the NSW Premier's Reading Challenge and Dymocks Children's Charities, Authors Online Series.

Gus has illustrated and written over 70 books for children. His picture book 'Herman and Rosie' has won numerous awards, been adapted for the stage, and has since been sold into 12 countries.

Gus is looking forward to chatting to the students about his soon-to-be-released book 'Somewhere Else' ... about its evolution from the initial idea to storyboarding, writing and editing, through to the completion of the final illustrations.

Along the way he'll also discuss where he gets his ideas from and why his imagined characters are always animals.

We would like to invite registered schools to submit questions for Gus. The best of these have the chance to WIN a copy of Gus' brand new book 'Somewhere Else', the irresistible story about a duck called George, the possibility of adventure, and taking risks to realise what you value most.

He loves a good, challenging question, so 'fire away'!

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Further Information: Please contact Sponsorship Officer Maruschka Loupis on maruschka.loupis@det.nsw.edu.au or call 02 9244 5749 OR PRC officer Yvette Poshoglian on 02 8512 1167 or yvette.poshoglian@det.nsw.edu.au


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2. Please ensure that your microphone is muted throughout the duration of the conference unless arrangements have been made prior to the event with Maruschka Loupis.

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