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Maxine Beneba Clarke

Digital Artist 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

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 BikeFashionista and When we say Black Lives Matter – a celebration of self-expression and identity. 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 discussion, Maxine will share her inspiration for becoming a storyteller, her experience growing up black in Australia, what it means to be black in this world and her passion for words, books and libraries.

Students will have the opportunity to submit pre-recorded questions. All questions are to be submitted to the Sydney Opera House by Thursday 10 June COB. Further instructions on how to record and submit a question will be sent to you upon booking.

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

Book cover of When we say Back Lives Matter

Presented by Sydney Opera House, NSW Department of Education, 
and NSW Premier's Reading Challenge.

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