Hazel Edwards on creativity – keynote address

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Target audience: Parents, Teachers

Acclaimed author and educator Hazel Edwards will deliver a keynote address at the Immigration Museum as part of the Arts Learning Festival.

In an address for teachers and parents, Hazel will speak on Creativity is the fun and skills of putting together unexpected ideas, at the Immigration Museum on Wednesday 3 May at 4.30 pm.

Hazel is best known for her popular children’s series There’s a Hippopotamus on the Roof Eating Cake.

But that’s only part of the Hazel Edwards story. She has more than 200 books published, runs writing workshops, mentors writers, and is a reading ambassador and passionate educator. In 2013, she was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for services to literature.

Her address will include reflections on the children’s book, Hijabi Girl, which she co-wrote with librarian Ozge Alkan.

The fictional children’s book’s main character is eight-year-old Melek, her enthusiasm combined with a  sense of humour.  Unable to find a book character in a hijab for the Book Parade, Melek writes her own.

You can read more about Hazel in our interview with her.