"Imagine A Story"
My theme as Laureate is ‘Imagine a Story’.
Your imagination is your most treasured possession and I want to encourage all children to use their imaginations regularly by reading, drawing and writing stories.
During my two years as Laureate I will be travelling around Australia conducting workshops in libraries and art galleries for my ‘Follow the Dragon’ tour.
My message to children, parents, teachers and librarians is:
Exercise your imaginations as much as possible by reading, writing and drawing.
Read books by diverse authors about diversity.
Make your local and school libraries your favourite go-to places.
Get inspiration for your own art or stories by visiting art galleries.
Imagination is like a muscle, if you don’t use it, you can easily lose it. So remember to keep imagining, reading and immersing yourselves in stories!