Featuring Davina Bell, Gavin Aung Than, Amie Kaufman, Oliver Phommavanh
Byron Writers Festival’s 2021 Primary Schools Digital Program connects Northern Rivers students with Australia’s best-loved children’s authors and illustrators.
Supported by The Copyright Agency’s Cultural Fund and Southern Cross University.
FREE on-demand program now available!
Sessions are now available on-demand from home or in your classroom, from 23 August – 17 September.
To watch, simply click WATCH NOW on your chosen sessions(s), listed below, to access the session via YouTube. YouTube links can be copied and pasted into Google Classroom for home learning activities. For technical troubleshooting, please refer our Tech Support PDF.
Check session details below for stage suitability and to download teacher resources, developed in partnership with Southern Cross University. Resources are available as a PDF and include author information, curriculum links, discussions guides and activities.
A message for teachers from Professor Amy Cutter-Mackenzie-Knowles: Executive Dean, Faculty of Education, Southern Cross University
How to Participate
All on-demand sessions are now accessible via the WATCH NOW links below.
YouTube links can be copied into Google Classroom for home learning lessons.
Teaching resources for each session are now accessible via the TEACHER RESOURCES links below.
If you plan on accessing on-demand videos and are yet to register your class or school, you can do so here.
Primary School Authors
Author video sessions available on-demand from 23 August – 17 September.
The Super Sidekicks with Gavin Aung Than
Gavin Aung Than’s first series for children, Super Sidekicks, grew out of Gavin’s long-time obsession with superheroes. This fun-filled action adventure series is about four superhero sidekicks who are fed up with taking orders from their adult partners and decide to form their own team.
Davina Bell’s All the Ways to be Smart demonstrates a unique ability to reveal to children their strengths and singularity by recognising that there are many ways to excel in life. In these challenging times this book is a valuable tool in bolstering a child’s confidence.
Amie Kaufman’s The World Between Blinks centres on a land where everything that is lost can be found. It is filled with treasures, but perhaps not those that first spring to mind. Drawing on history and mythology Amie Kaufman has created a world to delight and enlighten the young reader.
Oliver Phommavanh’s most recent book Brain Freeze is a crazy collection of funny short stories from the wacky mind of bestselling Thai-riffic! author, featuring characters who are all finding a way to step up and be brave.