Hosted by the ACTF and ACMI, this virtual learning event for 2023 Book Week gives students the chance to learn about storytelling on the page and screen from My Place author, Nadia Wheatley.
Since its publication over 30 years ago, Nadia Wheatley and Donna Rawlins’ picture book My Place has been an unwavering favourite in Australian classrooms and homes. The My Place television series adapts this classic book into 26 episodes of children’s television.
Both on the page and on screen, My Place tells the story of an Australian community through the eyes of the diverse children who lived there over time, highlighting the ways that people and places shape our personal, local and national histories.
In this live virtual learning event, Nadia will discuss the screen adaptation of My Place and share her own approaches to storytelling and writing. Students will complete a short writing task and have a chance to ask Nadia their questions.
IS THIS A FREE EVENT? Yes
BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Australian Children’s Television Foundation, ACMI
Over a career of 40 years, Nadia Wheatley has published a number of award-wining works of fiction, history and biography. Her most recent books are the memoir Her Mother’s Daughter, winner of the 2019 Waverley Nib Award, and Radicals — Remembering the Sixties, co-written with Meredith Burgmann.
In 2014 the University of Sydney awarded Nadia an Honorary Doctorate of Letters, in recognition of ‘her exceptional creative achievements in the field of children’s and adult literature, her work as an historian and her contribution to our understanding of Indigenous issues, cultural diversity, equity and social justice and the environment through story’.