Gabrielle Wang is an award winning author and illustrator of junior fiction and Young Adult novels. She was born in Melbourne of Chinese heritage. As a result, Gabrielle’s novels are a blend of both Australian and Chinese culture with a touch of fantasy.
Her first novel The Garden of Empress Cassia, won the 2002 Aurealis Award, was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards and was a CBCA Notable Book.
Gabrielle’s talk is based on her books which reflect the multicultural nature of Australia. She discusses the ideas behind her books, has the children write a short piece of their own and leads them through a fun drawing exercise.
Gabrielle’s workshops include fun games to get the imagination flowing. The students will use both their drawing and writing skills to create their own stories.
“A captivating session that enthralled all the children.”
Westall PS, VIC