Never did I expect when I woke this morning, that by the afternoon I would be on a stage, telling a story about a chicken. Yet that is exactly what happened at The 3rd Asia Oceania Regional IBBY Congress at TK Park in Bangkok. In the morning, I attended a session by IBBY Foundation President,… Continue reading Using Storytelling to Engage: Day 3 of The 3rd Asia Oceania Regional IBBY Congress
Today was my second day at The 3rd Asia Oceania Regional IBBY Congress at TK Park in Bangkok. What an inspiring day! Four parallel sessions ran with talks on many subjects focusing on children’s books. I wish I could have cloned myself to attend every session! However, I am but one person so did what… Continue reading Empowering Communities through Books: Day 2 of The 3rd Asia Oceania Regional IBBY Congress
Today I was in a room filled with people from all over the world. Yet we all had something in common: a great passion for children’s books. I met writers, illustrators, publishers, storytellers, dreamers and leaders in the children’s book world. We spoke excitedly as we shared our experiences and learnt about children’s books from… Continue reading Building Bridges with Books: Day 1 of The 3rd Asia Oceania Regional IBBY Congress
Sawatdee Kha! I’ve spent the last three amazing and slightly exhausting months at Mahidol University in Bangkok. I’ve studied Creative Writing; Comparative Literature: Short Story and the Novel; and Media, Communication, Art and Socio-cultural Perspectives in Southeast Asia, thanks to my New Colombo Plan Scholarship. Here are five things I have learnt through my experience… Continue reading 5 Things I Learnt Through Studying at a Thai University.
I imagine that I’m among many Australians when I say that I grew up being read fantastic Australian stories. With such striking landscapes, adorable (and sometimes dangerous!) animals, diverse people and cultures, Australia is certainly rich with stories. This is my last month in Australia before I head over to Thailand for a year. It… Continue reading A World of Stories: Australia
It’s one of my favourite weeks of the year: Book Week! I was so excited when I entered my local library yesterday and saw the The Children’s Book Council of Australia Shortlisted Books display. There, in the center, was a children’s picture book set in Thailand! I may have even squealed a little. One Step… Continue reading Celebrating a Thai Tale for Book Week