Summer night's book chats: The Art of Growing Up

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spend a light and breezy summer evening discussing some of the biggest books of 2019. Tonight: John Marsden reveals what he's learned from decades writing and teaching in The Art of Growing Up.

John Marsden has spent his adult life engaging with young minds - through both his award-winning, internationally bestselling young adult fiction and his work as one of Australia's most esteemed and experienced educators. As the founder and principal of two schools, John is at the coalface of education and a daily witness to the inevitable and yet still mysterious process of growing up. Now, in this astonishing, insightful and ambitious manifesto, John pulls together all he has learned from over thirty years' experience working with and writing for young people. He shares his insights into everything - from the role of schools and the importance of education, to problem parents and problem children, and the conundrum of what it means to grow up and be 'happy' in the 21st century.

Head to the library catalogue to reserve this title to read before the discussion or bring your own copy.

Need more ideas on what to read? Get a personalised reading list with Your Summer Reads.

Event Details

Event Date Thursday 30 January, 6:00pm
Event End Date Thursday 30 January, 7:30pm
Location Altona North Community Library
No bookings required
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