Library Online: Andrew McDonald speaker event


Head shot of author Andrew McDonald with cartoon pigeons


Thursday, 6 August 2020 - 4:00pm to 4:30pm

Join popular author of 'The Real Pigeons' series, Andrew McDonald for this fun and energetic online event for all ages!

Children will be entertained and left inspired to read, write and be creative following this special after-school online event!

Ever the storyteller, viewers will discover how Andrew's love for writing funny stories at primary school lead to the ultimate creation of the Real Pigeons books, providing motivation for the writer in all of us to turn real life experiences into fiction.

With a natural gift to communicate big ideas while keeping audiences engaged, Andrew will talk about writing funny stories, creating memorable characters, using language to your advantage, the power of books, writing tips and advice.

A little more about the author...

Andrew McDonald is a reader and writer of books for young readers.

His first children’s novel, 'The Greatest Blogger in the World' featured the story of Charlie Ridge, a young blogger navigating family, friends and the perils of internet life. His second novel 'Son of Death', a black comedy about a family of modern grim reapers, was named by The Age as one of the ‘best books of the year’ in 2015.

He is also the creator of a blog post about ‘camera loss’ that somehow went viral and he wasn’t embarrassed enough to decline an invitation to be a Cleo Bachelor in 2011.

His Real Pigeons series debuted in 2018, with hilarious illustrations by Ben Wood. The good news is all five titles - 'Real Pigeons Fight Crime', 'Real Pigeons Eat Danger', 'Real Pigeons Nest Hard', 'Real Pigeons Splash Back' and 'Real Pigeons Peck Punches' - are all available to borrow or reserve from your local library.

Even though online, bookings are still required as spaces are limited. An email will be sent out to attendees 48 hours before the event with details on how to join via Microsoft Teams. Make sure to also check your junk/spam folder and if you don't receive an email 48 hours prior or if you book within two hours of the event starting please contact us for assistance.

Reserve your virtual seat by clicking the register button, contact 4304 7500 or email

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Last updated : Fri 10 Jul 2020