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24 November 2016 ·

Wired for Wonder, Sydney

Wendy Orr speaks at Wired for Wonder in Sydney about the incredible way stories can mend us.

This year’s event was underpinned by the theme of ‘POLARITY’ and hosted everyone from neuroscientists to NASA astronauts, with the hope that everyone involved would discover something out of their day to day world.

Wired for Wonder 2016
Music credit: Twin Musicom



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Wendy Orr is a Canadian-born Australian writer. Her books for children and adults have been published in 27 countries and won awards around the world. Nim’s Island and Nim at Sea have also become feature films, starring Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin (Nim’s Island) and Bindi Irwin (Return to Nim’s Island.) Her latest book is Dragonfly Song, a novel in free verse and prose of an outcast girl who becomes a bull-leaper in Bronze Age Crete. Read full bio