Words have power.
An interview with Maryam Master
Today’s guest is a screenwriter and playwright who loves creating shows for young audiences.
She adapted three of David Walliams’ books for the stage, as well as Oliver Jeffers’ The Incredible Book Eating Boy, all of which premiered at the Sydney Opera House and toured across Australia.
She began her career in TV, writing for shows like Home and Away, Blinky Bill and was selected by Sesame Workshop as the writer for Elmo’s tour of Australia.
Not bad for someone, who when they arrived in Australia at aged nine, couldn’t speak the language, had been through war and displacement. Yet, remarkably never lost hope, and through the power of words has gone on to do incredible work.
Her latest book, No Words has parallels to her own life and her own displacement, fears, hopes and dreams for the future.
To talk about her book, to talk about the power of words, the power of storytelling, please welcome the amazing, the beautiful, Maryam Master.
Title: No Words
Author: Maryam Master
Publisher: Pan Macmillan, Australia, 2022
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