Immerse yourself in the magic of storytelling. Featuring Bronwyn & Ella Noah Bancroft, Kate Foster, Corey Tutt, Isobel Carmody, Sarah Armstrong and Tristan Bancks.
If you are a kid who loves books, then Byron Writers Festival’s ‘Kids Big Day Out’ is the ultimate event for you!
On Sunday 28 August the Greenstone Partners marquee transforms into a giant immersive storytelling arena with MC Joel Salom, International Man of Circus leading the charge. Authors and illustrators will take to the stage to give a behind-the-scenes insight into their creative process and what has inspired their books. These interactive presentations are extremely popular entertainment for kids and parents alike.
As well as the action onstage, kids can explore the StoryBoard StorySpace where the famous StoryBoard bus and tipi village comes alive with free drop-in workshops for aspiring young writers and illustrators.
Check out the program below for timings so you can plan your day.
Kids & Family passes
Kids Big Day Out Pass: $40 (1 child + 1 adult), $20 for each additional child
Includes one child 6-12 years old and one accompanying adult. Children gain access to the Kids Big Day Out marquee only and must be accompanied by at least one adult at all times. Children under 6 are free.
Sunday Family Pass: $175 (1 child + 2 adults), $20 for each additional child.
Includes one child 6 – 12 years old and two accompanying adults. Children gain access to the Kids Big Day Out marquee only and must be accompanied by at least one adult at all times. The other adult may enjoy sessions in the main program.
Bronwyn and Ella Noah Bancroft are Bundjalung artists, authors and storytellers (and mother and daughter!). They recently collaborated on the children’s book Sun and Moon.
Supported by the Indigenous Literacy Foundation
9.30 — 10.00am
Kate Foster is a children’s author writing about friends, family and dogs. She is the author of the middle grade novels PAWS and The Bravest Word.
10.00 — 10.30am
Corey Tutt is the founder of DeadlyScience, a champion of STEM and the author of The First Scientists: Deadly Inventions and Innovations from Australia’s First Peoples.
10.30 — 11.00am
Isobelle Carmody is one of Australia’s most highly acclaimed authors of fantasy. Her latest book is The Velvet City, the final instalment in the Kingdom of the Lost series.
11.00 — 11.30am
Sarah Armstrong was a journalist and has written three novels, including Salt Rain, which was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin. A teacher/mentor on Byron Writers Festival’s StoryBoard program for young writers, Big Magic is her first children’s novel.
11.30am — 12.00pm
Tristan Bancks’s books for kids and teens include Two Wolves, The Fall, Detention and Ginger Meggs. His new nail-biter for age 10+ is Cop & Robber.