Oliver Phommavanh Set forMonkey Baa Theatre Company's Sunday Author Series, 8 Sept.
Sunday 8 September at 2pm, funny children's author of Thai-riffic, Con-nerd and Punchlines, Oliver Phommavanh, will entertain with his quirky humour, likable characters and all things Thai as special guest in the next Sunday Author Series at LEND LEASE DARLING QUARTER THEATRE.
Children's author, comedian and primary school teacher Oliver Phommavanh loves to make people laugh, whether it's on the page writing humour for kids or on stage as a stand-up comedian.
Oliver says; "I got my first big break by appearing in the anthology, Growing Up Asian in Australia in 2008. It was edited by Alice Pung (who I've always admired) and got me a spot at the Sydney Writers Festival. I wrote a short story called Hot and Spicy, which would be the first of many about a crazy Thai kid named Albert. I spent the next year working on Thai-riffc! and signed with Penguin books!"
"I'm proud to be a nerd...I mean bookworm. I went to the University of Western Sydney and completed a writing degree. But I also wanted to be a teacher, so I did a teaching degree at Sydney University. I really enjoyed my teaching days, because I use my imagination and the kids gave me so many ideas. I reckon kids are little masters of comedy, and the characters in my stories explore the wacky side of everyday life."
Thai-riffic! and Con-nerd are short-listed for the KOALA and YABBA awards 2013
Punchlines is a CBCA Notable Book 2013 for younger readers and his latest book Thai-no-mite is out now.
Check out Oliver's website at www.oliverwriter.com
THIS IS A FREE EVENT BUT YOU CAN RESERVE TICKETS via www.monkeybaa.com.au