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    Monash Arts Panel Discussion: A Conversation between Australian Children’s Book Authors and Chinese Publishers

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    You are warmly invited to an enriching panel discussion on the vibrant journey of Australian children's books as they make their way into the Chinese market. This event promises an evening filled with deep insights, meaningful connections, and delightful refreshments.

    Come and join us at 5:30PM on Friday 17th May for drinks and refreshments before the 6:00-8:00PM event, funded by the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations. 

    The panel discussion, which is in the Isabella Fraser Room, State Library of Victoria, will feature esteemed panelists from both Australia and China. 


    • Graeme Base: Author of The Eleventh HourAnimalia, The Discovery of Dragons, etc.
    • Alice Pung: Author of Laurinda, Unpolished Gem, Be Careful, Xiaoxin! etc. 


    • Lei YAO: Changjiang Children's Literature Press, Wuhan, CHINA.
    • Xinwei ZHAO: Beijing United Publishing Company, Beijing, CHINA.

    This event is not only an unmissable opportunity for authors, publishers, translators, and anyone passionate about the world of children's books but also a chance to enhance your professional development. 

    Information for NAATI certified interpreters and translators: By participating, attendees are eligible to earn 10 PD Points towards NAATI Recertification, as outlined in the PD Catalogue Section 1.4. Come for a night of rich dialogue and networking, and let's explore the wonders of literature together.

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