Boori Monty Pryor (Ages 3+) (Woden Library)
Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EST)
Join storyteller and award winning author Boori Monty Pryor for an hour of stories, singing and dancing.
Suitable for children aged 3+ and their families.
Boori’s books will be available for purchase and signing on the day.
About the presenter
Boori Monty Pryor was born in North Queensland. His father is from the Birrigubba of the Bowen region and his mother from Yarrabah (near Cairns), a descendant of the Kungganji and Kukuimudji.
Boori is a is a multi-talented performer worked in numerous industries including film, television, modeling, sport, music and theatre-in-education. He is also known as an articulate public speaker on Aboriginal issues. He has written several award-winning books with Meme McDonald including Maybe Tomorrow, My Girragundji, The Binna Binna Man and Njunjul the Sun.
Maybe Tomorrow received a Special Commendation at the 1998 Human Rights Awards and My Girragundji was awarded The Children’s Book Council of Australia 1999 Book of The Year Award. In 2000 The Binna Binna Man received three of the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards: Book of the Year, the Ethel Turner Prize and the Ethnic Affairs Commission Award. His picture book collaboration with Jan Ormerod, Shake a Leg, won the Prime Minister's Literary Award for Children's Fiction in 2011.
Boori's stories are about finding strength within to deal with the challenges without, and his skill is to create positive visions of the future for both Indigenous and all Australians.
In 2012 and 2013 Boori, along with Alison Lester, was appointed Australia’s first Children’s Laureate, a position they will share for two years. He was also an ambassador for the 2012 National Year of Reading.
Please take note:
Bookings are essential for this program. We are unable to accommodate participants who have not made a booking.
Age ranges do apply. Children attending this program must be within the specified age range.
Places are limited, please contact the library if you wish to amend or cancel your booking.This will enable others to participate in the program.
- Adult supervision is required for all children attending the program
Please arrive 10 mins early to allow time to check in, this assists the program to run on schedule.