It’s almost time for Adelaide Writer’s Week and this year the line-up is extremely exciting! A blockbuster program for children and young people takes place on the opening weekend. A magical day of stories with authors, actors and adventurers on Saturday 29 February will keep children entertained from 9.30am-3.30pm.
On Sunday, writing in all its forms will be celebrated in a day for teens and tweens,with events from Australia’s best authors writing for young people and the return of the powerful spoken-word showcase, Hear Me Roar.
For Younger Readers there is Kids Day on Saturday 29 February, between 9.30am and 3.30pm.
Then on Sunday 1 March (10am – 4.30pm) it’s a Day for Middle and YA Readers (Tweens and Teens)
Free – no bookings required
The line-up of authors will take your breath away and if you have a little Gruffalo fan in the house then this is a festival not to be missed! Some highlights are listed below but there are many more so please visit the website for more information.
Graeme Base is one of Australia’s pre-eminent creators of imaginative works for children, his worldwide bestsellers Animalia, The Eleventh Hour and The Waterhole are known and loved by millions around the world.
John Boyne is an Irish author of eleven novels for adults, five for younger readers and a collection of short stories. His 2006 novel The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas sold 9 million copies worldwide.
Julia Donaldson has written some of the world’s best-loved children’s books, including The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child, which together have sold over 17 million copies worldwide. She was the UK Children’s Laureate 2011-13 and has been honoured with a CBE for Services to Literature.
Andy Griffiths is one of Australia’s most popular children’s authors. He and illustrator Terry Denton have collaborated on more than 30 bestselling books winning 80 children’s choice awards and 10 ABIA’s—including Book of the Year for The 91-Storey Treehouse in 2015.
Sally Rippin is Australia’s highest selling female author with over seventy books, many of them award-winning. They include the highly acclaimed Polly and Buster trilogy and the popular Billie B Brown and Hey Jack! books.
Parents may also be interested in attending John Marsden’s sessions on his newest book The Art of Growing Up. Marsden has won every major award in Australia for young people’s fiction. John’s passionate interest in education led him to start two successful schools and his latest book is The Art of Growing Up, a non-fiction work about education and parenting.
To find out more visit the website here.