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Sat, 18 Feb


Better Read Than Dead

Fix-It Ninget Book Launch

Join us for a chat with Luca French, Sarah Dabro and Zoe Norton Lodge as they celebrate the release of Fix-It Ninget.

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Fix-It Ninget Book Launch
Fix-It Ninget Book Launch

Time & Location

18 Feb 2023, 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Better Read Than Dead, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia


About The Event

Welcome to Planet Ninget! A fantastical realm bursting with creatures who work together to find creative solutions to everyday problems. There was a Space Ninget who loved building things, She made gadgets and robots and rockets with wings But sometimes Space Ninget's attempts to fix things don't always go to plan. Planet Ninget is a truly unique and delightful picture book, whose bold and colourful characters have originated from the imagination of Luca French.

Luca will be in conversation with Zoë Norton Lodge. 

About Luca

Luca French has been making stop motion animation videos since he was in kindergarten. In 2021 Luca's incredible art and stories were featured at Vivid, Sydney.

About Sarah

Sarah Dabro has worked as development, supervising and executive producer across a range of Australia’s most successful children’s brands, including Play School, The Justine Clarke Show, The Wonder Gang, Reef School and ABC Kids Listen. In 2016 she was nominated for an ACTA Award in the best children’s category as well as an ARIA award for Best Children’s Album. In 2021 she produced the TjiTji Lullaby with Electric Fields which received a Gold Promax and has become a much loved classic.

About Zoë

Zoë Norton Lodge is a writer and television presenter who also works as an actress, director and MC. Her writing has been published in various anthologies including Best Australian Stories. Her own titles include an autobiographical book of short stories Almost Sincerely (Giramondo 2015); kids series Elizabella (Walker Books, 2020) and a new anthology Story Club (Harper Collins, 2018).

She has worked as a writer and performer with The Chaser on various shows including The Hamster Wheel, The Chaser’s Election Desk and The Chaser’s Media Circus. Zoe has appeared as herself on various other shows including Insiders (ABC), The Book Club (ABC) and SCREEN (Foxtel Arts), and as an actress on series including The Moodys (ABC) and The Letdown (ABC, Netflix).

As a screenwriter, Zoë has written for The Letdown (ABC, Netflix) and co-created the web series Ding Dong I’m Gay. Zoë is co-creator of Story Club, a live storytelling night that has been running in Sydney for more than a decade. Story Club was also adapted into a television series for the ABC (2014), as well as a podcast. Zoë is perhaps best known as a presenter on ABC’s long running consumer affairs comedy program The Checkout.


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