The Perth Writers Festival Family Day continues to bring Australian and international children’s book creators together to celebrate the wonder of storytelling.
Join Lucy Cousins and Maisy the mouse for story time, help our artist in residence Sean E Avery create a public artwork and experience a live game show atmosphere as freestyle group Sketch the Rhyme infuse art and hip-hop in a fun, interactive performance.
Other attending authors include storyteller extraordinaire Katherine Rundell, man of action and adventure Jack Heath, Australian favourites Sally Rippin and Andy Griffiths, queens of fantasy Emily Rodda and Carole Wilkinson, plus many more.
Every child who attends Family Day will receive their very own Perth Writers Festival passport, giving them the opportunity to actively engage with the day’s activities and have a keepsake to take home.
The full Perth Writers Festival program is out now. Pick up your brochure in the West Weekend Magazine on Saturday 16 January 2016.
OTHER EVENTS AT WRITERS CENTRAL
FREE, NO BOOKINGS
FAMILY DAY PASSPORTS
Every child who attends Family Day receives their very own Writers Festival passport. Designed to activate children’s literacy skills, the passport unlocks all of the day’s exciting activities. Pick one up from the information tent.
FAMILY DAY MURAL
Our artist-in-residence, Sean E Avery, brings a fire-breathing beast to life. Help him build the dragon by colouring and adding scales to the untamed creature. Don’t miss the opportunity to add a splash of colour to Family Day.
HARRY POTTER MURAL
Be transported to Diagon Alley as you help us colour in this incredible mural. Standing at an impressive two metres high by six metres wide and capturing every detail of the Harry Potter setting, the mural will beckon the whole family.
Do you love Andy Griffiths’ treehouse books? The team at REmida are creating their own interpretation of the evergrowing treehouse and they need your help. REmida’s creative reuse materials are perfect for making things with. Come along to the REmida tent and get crafty.
BETTER BEGINNINGS TENT
FREE, NO BOOKINGS
Visit the Book Cubby and make your very own book to take home. You can even publish your work for others to read and enjoy, and add to the growing library of books made by families from all over Australia.
E-RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES
Discover some fantastic e-resources in this hands-on environment. Learn how to get the most out of the online literacy resources provided by the State Library of Western Australia.
Play word games, create a Lego poem or relax with a book in our Chill-Out Zone. This special, comfy space is the perfect place to stop during a busy day for families.