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Maxine Beneba Clarke

Live stream talk

Join Melbourne-based writer, artist and poet Maxine Beneba Clarke as she shares her inspiration for becoming a storyteller. 

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“Stories of unbelonging are also stories about how similar we all are, despite our differences.”

Maxine Beneba Clarke

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A celebration of self-expression

Join Melbourne-based writer, artist and poet Maxine Beneba Clarke, whose award-winning books include Wide Big World, The Patchwork Bike and Fashionista – a celebration of self-expression. Maxine is an Australian writer of Afro-Caribbean heritage whose stories embrace individuality and celebrate differences and diversity by using the natural wonders of the world.

In this digital interactive discussion, Maxine will share her inspiration for becoming a storyteller, her experience growing up black in Australia and her passion for words, books and libraries.

Watch her TedX Sydney talk “Be what you can’t see: one writer’s journey" and follow her on Twitter @slamup.

Presented by Sydney Opera House, Hachette Australia and NSW Department of Education. 


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