An Evening with Matthew Lin and Zana Fraillon
Join our special guests, author Zana Fraillon and manga artist Matthew Lin for an evening exploring the creative process. Bring along some paper and pens as Matthew just might get you drawing!
About Matthew Lin
An experienced graphic designer and illustrator, Matthew’s passion for drawing and art began at an early age. He holds an Associate Diploma in Graphic Design and has worked across various organisations, including Scholastic Publishing and Horwitz Publications. In 2004 he went freelance and has since been busy designing and illustrating books for publishers in the USA and Australia, illustrating Marvel trading cards, creating t-shirt labels (B24FLAK and Robotcack), painting murals, and running workshops in libraries and schools. Amongst other achievements, Matthew has won two mural submissions – one for Concord Library and the other near the children’s playground at The Entrance. He was also a finalist in the 2008 Gosford Regional Gallery Art Prize. Tin Tin is one of his favourite comics and his interests are an eclectic mix that include Medieval fighting, West African dance and drumming, and gardening.
About Zana Fraillon
A multi award-winning author of books for children and young adults, Zana’s books have been published in over 15 countries and are in development for both stage and screen. She has degrees in History and Teaching, and is currently in the midst of a PhD in Creative Writing at LaTrobe University. Most of us will be familiar with many of her titles including The Bone Sparrow, chosen to represent Australia for the International Board on Books for Young People and a plethora of other awards including the Amnesty CILIP Honour Award, ABIA Book of the year for Older Readers, Readings YA Book Prize, and IBBY Australian Award. A few of Zana’s other titles include The Lost Soul Atlas and picture books Wisp, and most recently, The Way of Dog, a touching verse novel.
Suggested Standards addressed by this Online Meet-up
2.5.2 Apply knowledge and understanding of effective teaching strategies to support students’ literacy and numeracy achievement.
6.2.2 Participate in learning to update knowledge and practice targeted to professional needs and school and/or system priorities.
7.4.2 Participate in professional and community networks and forums to broaden knowledge and improve practice.
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About SLANSW Online Meet-Ups
The one-hour meet-ups take place in SLANSW's Zoom Conference Room and include a presentation from a guest speaker, with facilitated discussion between participants. We aim to include Q&A time as a wrap-up of each online meetup.
A maximum of 100 places are available for each meet-up, so get your registrations in ASAP.
Participation in SLANSW online meet-ups is at no cost to members. Non-members may access the meet-ups for $35 per session.
The one-hour meet-up takes place in SLANSW's Zoom conference room.
Those who register for this event will receive an email within 24 hours before the event, with details to access this online session.