Join us for a jam-packed program designed for the youngest of book readers. Our Kids' Day program has changed a bit since the Writers' Week guide was printed - please see below for the most up-to-date program!
TORRENS TENT Kids’ Day features an all-Australian line-up of some of the brightest names in children’s literature. Be part of a magical day of stories and more as writers, illustrators and performers take over the Torrens Tent to enliven and excite our young book lovers. Don’t miss Story Trove’s inventive world of storytelling through live performance and creative play.
Torrens Tent Program 9.10am Welcome with MC Sam McMahon 9.20am My Favourite Story with Kevin Rudd 9.40am Story Trove: Tomorrow is a Brand New Day by Davina Bell & Alison Colpoys 10.00am Patricia Piccinini: Skywhales: Every Heart Sings 10.30am BREAK 11.00am My Favourite Story with Mem Fox 11.20am Remy Lai 11.50am Real Pigeons series by Andrew McDonald & Ben Wood (illus.) 12.30pm Story Trove: Littlelight by Kelly Canby 1.00pm BREAK 2.00pm Felice Arena 2.45pm Story Trove: Tomorrow is a Brand New Day by Davina Bell & Alison Colpoys 3.00pm END
TWINING ARTS Deb and the Twining Arts team are back with fun free workshops in the AWW Kids Studio. Delve into the wonderful array of books in the Torrens Tent, contribute to our giant mural or create an artwork combining seaweed facts to form a hanging kelp forest inspired by Mathew Bate’s With a Little Kelp from our Friends. Join us for a jam-packed program designed for the youngest of book readers.
Keen for more? See The Listies Live at Writers' Week on Sun 6 Mar, 10.30am on the Plane Tree Stage.
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Felice Arena is the author and creator of many popular and award-winning children's books for all ages, including the acclaimed historical adventures The Boy and the Spy, Fearless Frederic and The Great Escape, the bestselling Specky Magee books and the popular Andy Roid and Sporty Kids series.
Mem Fox has written more than forty books for children, including the bestselling and much-loved picture books Possum Magic and Where is the Green Sheep? She has been presented with numerous book awards, and was awarded an AM for services to the cultural life of Australia.
Andrew McDonald is the author of the bestselling Real Pigeons series. His books have been shortlisted for the Readings Children’s Book Prize and the Australian Book Industry Awards. Andrew lives in Melbourne and loves writing stories that make kids laugh, wonder and leap into the air with surprise.
Podcast session coming soon.
Patricia Piccinini is one of Australia’s most successful contemporary artists. The creator of the famous skywhales, Patricia’s practice explores the relationship with our natural and artificial worlds. Her new children’s book is Every Heart Sings.
Listen to the podcast Skywhales: Every heart sings - Patricia Piccinini (Kids' Day) on | Anchor | Spotify | Apple |
Kevin Rudd is a former Foreign Minister and Prime Minister of Australia. Since leaving office in 2013, he has served as a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and President of the Asia Society Policy Institute in New York. He also serves as Chair of the International Peace Institute, Sanitation and Water for All, and the National Apology Foundation.
Ben Wood is the illustrator of the bestselling Real Pigeons junior fiction series by Andrew McDonald, being adapted into a film and television series by Nickelodeon. He has illustrated over thirty books for children.