Kids Big Day Out 2017 will feature Hilary Badger (H.I. Larry), Tristan Bancks, Isobelle Carmody, Peter Helliar, Lucas Proudfoot, Sally Rippin and Richard Roxburgh.
Please note: Morris Gleitzman is regrettably no longer able to attend the Festival
Byron Writers Festival have pulled out all stops to create a day full of fun, inspiration and creativity to ignite the imaginations of children. Seven acclaimed children’s authors will face their toughest and most vocal audience at the Greenstone Partners marquee on Festival Sunday and they’ve promised to meet the challenge, each delivering a session of non-stop entertainment. As well as the chance for kids to meet their literary heroes, there’s a Storytelling Tipi to explore, creative writing and craft workshops, a drawing activity table, a pop-up library and the StoryBoard bus.
Kids Big Day Out tickets are $40 and include one complimentary adult human.
Featuring Hilary Badger (H.I. Larry), Tristan Bancks, Isobelle Carmody, Peter Helliar, Lucas Proudfoot, Sally Rippin and Richard Roxburgh. All sessions take place in the Greenstone Partners marquee.
9:30am – 10am
Lucas Proudfoot is one of Australia’s most versatile children’s performers and now also an author. Music, story and laughter makes The Proud Foots show a ‘must see’ event.
10:10 am – 10:40am
Isobelle Carmody is one of Australia’s most highly acclaimed fantasy authors. At fourteen, she began Obernewtyn, the first book in her much-loved Obernewtyn Chronicles, and has since published over fifty novels and short stories. Isobelle currently divides her time between her home along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria and Brisbane, where she is working towards a PHD at the University of Queensland.
10:50 – 11:20am
Hilary is a close associate of the elusive H.I. Larry, author of the popular middle primary series, Zac Power. She also wrote a young adult novel, State of Grace.
11:30 – 12:00pm
Peter Helliar is an Australian comedian, TV presenter and author of the best-selling time-travel adventure for children, Frankie Fish and the Sonic Suitcase.
Peter Helliar is also appearing in the main Festival program in conversation with Miles Merrill (Friday 4 August) and How I Got Here with Meshel Laurie, Tracey Spicer and Mandy Nolan (Saturday 5 August).
12:10 – 12:40pm
Tristan Bancks is a children’s and teen author. His books include the weird-funny-gross My Life series, the award-winning Two Wolves and new novel The Fall.
Tristan Bancks will also be appearing in the main Festival program in Reach for the Stars: Literacy in Children with magician Cosentino (Friday 4 August).
12:50 – 1:20pm
Sally Rippin is the author of the best-selling Billie B Brown series. Her latest book is Polly and Buster – The Wayward Witch and The Feelings Monster.
Sally Rippin will also be appearing in the main Festival program in Reach for the Stars: Literacy in Children with magician Cosentino (Friday 4 August).
1:30pm – 2:00pm
Richard Roxburgh is one of Australia’s best-loved and most versatile actors. Artie and the Grime Wave is his first book for children.
Richard Roxburgh will also be appearing in the main Festival program in the session Rake with Andrew Knight and Jennifer Byrne (Saturday 5 August).