Immerse yourself in the magic of storytelling. Featuring Davina Bell, Kirli Saunders, Ursula Dubosarsky, Tristan Bancks, Will Kostakis and Isobelle Carmody.
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 8 August the Greenstone Partners marquee transform 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.
Kids Big Day Out passes are $40 and include one child 6-12 years and one accompanying adult, $20 for each additional child.
Davina Bell is a children’s author. Her books include All the Ways To Be Smart, and her debut Young Adult novel, The End of the World Is Bigger Than Love.
9.30am — 10.00am
2020 NSW Aboriginal Woman of the Year and Gunai Woman Kirli Saunders is an award-winning children’s author, poet, teacher and artist. Her works include picture book The Incredible Freedom Machines, verse novel Bindi and the poetry collection Kindred.
10.00am — 10.30am
Ursula Dubosarsky is the author of over 60 books for children and young adults, including her most recent novel, Pierre’s Not There. She is the current Australian Children’s Laureate.
10.30am — 11.00am
Tristan Bancks is a children’s and teens author. His books include Two Wolves, The Fall, Detention, Tom Weekly and Nit Boy. His latest book is Ginger Meggs.
11.00am — 11.30am
Will Kostakis is a writer of defamatory celebrity journalism, wrestler tweets and award-winning YA novels. He recently applied his trademark style to fantasy novels Monuments and Rebel Gods.
11.30am — 12.00am
Isobelle Carmody is a writer of science fiction, fantasy, children’s and juvenile literature. Her most recent novel is the final book in the Kingdom of the Lost series, The Velvet City.