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Telling Tales
Kate & Jol Temple, Nathan Luff, Maryam Master & Sue Whiting

What makes a person become a storyteller and then do it as a job?! How did their childhood and travels inspire their story ideas? 

Four beloved children’s storytellers tell the tale of how and why they became a storyteller. Expect mad cap tales of adventure and enjoy the tradition of oral storytelling with the whole family.


Day Schedule

Morning Session (5-9 year olds)
11am – 11.30am: Kate & Jol Temple authors of Bin Chicken and The Underdogs
11.45am – 12.15pm: Nathan Luff author of The Nerd Herd and Family Disasters

Afternoon Session (8-12 year olds)
1.15pm – 1.45pm: Maryam Master author of Exit Through The Gift Shop and No Words
2pm – 2.30pm: Sue Whiting author of Tilda and Pearly and Pig



About the authors…

Kate & Jol Temple are internationally awarded authors of over 26 hilarious books for kids, from smash hit picture book series Bin Chicken to action-adventure graphic novels like Frog Squad and The Underdogs! Kate also writes her own dark fantasy series, The Dangerous Business of Being Trilby Moffat.

Nathan Luff is the author of The Nerd Herd and Family Disasters series and the middle grade novels Chicken Stu and Bad GrammarNathan also writes plays for young audiences, is a primary school teacher specialising in creative writing and the performing arts, and is currently the YA and Children’s Manager for the Sydney Writers’ Festival.

Maryam Master’s novel Exit Through the Gift Shop was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. Her second novel, No Words, won the Readings Prize and the Children’s Peace Literature Award. She’s adapted four of David Walliams’ books for the stage. TV credits include Home and Away and Elmo’s Australian tour.

Sue Whiting is an award-winning children’s author, who writes for many age groups, from picture books through to YA. As a schools’ performer, Sue has inspired and entertained thousands of kids across the country. She is passionate about the power of story and advocates for reading and writing for pleasure. 



Tales of Land and Sea

This event is part of Bundanon’s program of live events for current exhibition Tales of Land and Sea.

Tales of Land and Sea brings together three distinct projects exploring storytelling, mythological narratives, migration and the diasporic experience. Drawing from both personal narratives and Eastern mythologies, each project highlights age-old themes of longing, displacement, cultural connection and belonging.

Discover more about the exhibition and upcoming events.

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Free with Art Museum entry


Bundanon, 170 Riversdale Road, Illaroo

Dates & Times
27/04/2024 - 27/04/2024 Art Museum, Bundanon
Touring Details

First session (11am–12.15 pm) is for 5-9 year olds. Second session (1.15-2.30pm) is for 8-12 year olds.


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