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Storyfest brings to the Gold Coast, Australia’s favourite children’s author – Andy Griffiths. Andy has added thirteen new levels of crazy fun to his fantastic ever-growing treehouse. So what are you waiting for? Come on up!

Join Andy as he walks you through the new levels – prepare yourself for laugh-out-loud storytelling, at HOTA, Home of the Arts!

Andy Griffiths is one of the most popular children’s authors in Australia. He has written over 30 books, including nonsense verse, short stories, comic novels and plays. His books have been New York Times bestsellers, won more than 80 children’s choice awards, been adapted as a television cartoon series and sold more than twelve million copies worldwide. He is best known as the author of the JUST! series, The Day My Bum Went Psycho and, in now in recent years, the bestselling Treehouse series.

In 2008 Andy became the first Australian author to win six children’s choice awards in one year for Just Shocking.

In 2008 Andy and his wife Jill collaborated with The Bell Shakespeare Company on the popular and critically acclaimed theatrical production ‘Just Macbeth!’ which was nominated for two Helpmann Awards. In July 2010 ‘Just Macbeth!’ completed a return sold- out season at the Sydney Opera House before heading to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The book of the play was shortlisted for the 2010 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.

Andy has had a long-standing collaboration with the multi-talented illustrator Terry Denton. Readers who want to sneak behind the scenes to see Andy and Terry’s creative partnership can dive into Once Upon A Slime, their book full of zany activities and story ideas for young writers.

Andy and Terry were both featured on ABC’s Throwback for an in-depth interview covering their process and history of working together creatively.

Andy is an ambassador for The Indigenous Literacy Foundation and the Pyjama Foundation, and was awarded the Dromkeen Medal in 2015 to honour his outstanding contribution to Australian children’s literature.

When // Monday July 29, 11am
Where // HOTA, 135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise
Duration // 1 hr
Cost // $22.50

www.hota.com.au

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