Making history accessible for children: examples from picture book biographies

7:30 pm Monday 17 June 2019

Making history accessible for children: examples from picture book biographies

Presented by Dr Kristin Weidenbach

Award winning local author Dr Kristin Weidenbach will talk about presenting history for children, drawing on her non-fiction picture books: King of the Outback: the story of Sidney Kidman, Tom the Outback Mailman and Meet Banjo Paterson.

Kristin’s adult titles include Growing up Moonta, Mailman of the Birdsville Track: the story of Tom Kruse and Rock Star: the story of Reg Sprigg. She has also written the official histories of energy company Santos, the Cruising Yacht Club of SA, and the pastoral company AJ & PA McBride Pty Ltd. Kristin is also a PhD immunologist who switched to a writing career after completing postdoctoral research at Stanford University in California.

All welcome. No charge. Refreshments provided.

Location

Coralie Soward Hall, Burnside Community Centre (adjacent Burnside Library)

401 Greenhill Road, Tusmore SA 5065

Enter car park from Fisher Street, off Portrush Road

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