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Free event
When

Sun 6 March 2011

Price

Prices vary across sessions.

Children and Young People's Partner

Rio Tinto

Supported By

City of Subiaco


Family Day Sessions

The Perth Writers Festival comes alive with squeals of delight and a parade of smiles as favourite kids authors, illustrators and entertainers get young imaginations revving with excitement.

Get set for enthralling readings, hands-on workshops and fun games, competitions and activities as the world of stories is brought to life. Authors are always happy to sign a book or answer those burning questions about your favourite character or what it's like to be a writer.

With something for everyone - from babies to big kids, toddlers to teenagers - Family Day is jam-packed with literary delights. And when you need a break, buy lunch or unpack a picnic and enjoy the University's idyllic grounds.

FEATURING: Bernard Beckett (NZ), Brian Falkner (NZ), Ursula Dubosarsky, Melina Marchetta, Wendy Orr, Margo Lanagan, Anthony Eaton, Ron Brooks AND MANY MORE!

For kids aged 1-13 and their families.

FAMILY DAY SESSIONS
Looking for workshops for kids? Click here.

MORNING 9:30-11.15am
Kids' Tent
9.30-10.15am
THE RETURN OF THE WORD SPY WITH URSULA DUBOSARSKY
Join in the wonderful Word Spy Quiz! Learn strange and fascinating things about the amazing world of words. Win prizes! Get your buzzers ready! Ages 9–12

10.30-11.15am
MEET BORIS WITH ANDREW JOYNER
Meet Boris. He lives with his Mum and Dad in a converted bus in Hogg Bay and likes pets and exciting adventures. With his super-sized imagination, you’ll never be bored. Ages 4–10
Kids' Courtyard Stage
9.30-10.15am
RAVEN'S MOUNTAIN WITH WENDY ORR
The author of Raven’s Mountain talks about how a story changes as it grows from the inspiration stage and about facing fear in children’s literature. Ages 8–12

10.30-11.15am
TALKING FAMILIES WITH ANTHONY EATON
Anthony Eaton discusses how he’s used ‘family’ experiences in his books. Get ready to laugh at things Anthony and his brother did to one another as kids! Ages 10–13
Octagon Theatre

ANIMAGICA
Lotte Reiniger is one of the greatest creators in animation history. Inspired by Chinese silhouette puppetry, she made 60 beautiful and mesmerising films, 40 of which still survive today. These delicately wrought black and white marvels revolutionised the film industry in the 1920s-1940s and brought timeless faerie tales to life for children and adults to enjoy like never before.

As a special treat for the Perth Writers Festival, three members of Icelandic group Amiina create a delicate and ethereal score for Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Aladdin and the Magic Lamp. Well known for their work with Sigur Rós, Amiina utilise an assortment of instruments – including violin, glassophone, musical saw and water-filled glasses - to evoke magical soundscapes of wonder and possibility.

PRICE $24.50 BOOK NOW


MIDDAY 11.30am-1.15pm
Kids' Tent
11.30am-12.15pm
THE ART OF ILLUSTRATION WITH RON BROOKS
Where do ideas for pictures in children’s books come from? Find out from Ron Brooks, who has worked on Australia’s best-loved picture books, including Fox, Old Pig and The Bunyip of Berkeley’s Creek. Ages 10–13

12.30-1.15pm
ZOMBIES VS UNICORNS WITH MARGO LANAGAN AND STEPHEN DEDMAN
Which is better, zombies or unicorns? And what side are you on? Join Margo from Team Unicorn and zombie advocate Stephen as they discuss the good and evil sides of fantasy writing. Ages 14+
Kids' Courtyard Stage
11.30am-12.15pm
IT'S ALL IN THE TELLING WITH SUE WHITING
Join Sue as she takes you on a story journey, trekking through snowstorms, dodging giant spiders, fleeing raging bushfires and discover what it takes to make a story both authentic and gripping. MC: Sean Walsh

Please note: TIME TRAVELLING WITH SANDY FUSSELL has been cancelled due to illness.

12.30-1.15pm
KUMIKO AND THE DRAGON'S SECRET WITH BRIONY STEWART
Briony shares top tips for creating fantasy stories and performs magic acts of live illustration based on her Kumiko and the Dragon books. Draw your own dragon and take a dragon drawing kit home! Ages 7–12
Octagon Theatre

ANIMAGICA
Lotte Reiniger is one of the greatest creators in animation history. Inspired by Chinese silhouette puppetry, she made 60 beautiful and mesmerising films, 40 of which still survive today. These delicately wrought black and white marvels revolutionised the film industry in the 1920s-1940s and brought timeless faerie tales to life for children and adults to enjoy like never before.

As a special treat for the Perth Writers Festival, three members of Icelandic group Amiina create a delicate and ethereal score for Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Aladdin and the Magic Lamp. Well known for their work with Sigur Rós, Amiina utilise an assortment of instruments – including violin, glassophone, musical saw and water-filled glasses - to evoke magical soundscapes of wonder and possibility.

PRICE $24.50 BOOK NOW


AFTERNOON 1.30-3.15pm
Kids' Tent
1.30-3pm
BRIAN FALKNER ON ADVENTURE WRITING
Many of Brian Falkner’s real adventures have found their way into his books – from skimming the ocean in a sea-plane to being attacked by wasps. Learn the stories behind the stories. Ages 7–11
Kids' Courtyard Stage
1.30-2.15pm
SECRETS OF SURVIVAL WITH CRISTY BURNE
Werewolves? Easy. Vampires? Check. Japanese demons, shape-shifting tanuki or the Filth Licker in your bathroom? Help! Cristy Burne shares secrets you need to survive. Ages 8–12

2.30-3.15pm
TELLING OUR OWN STORIES WITH CHERYL KICKETT-TUCKER AND LAURA DUDGEON
Waarda means ‘talking and sharing stories and information’ in Noongar. Join Cheryl and Laura as they explain where their stories have come from. Ages 6–12

ALL DAY
Kids' Courtyard
BETTER BEGINNINGS: STATE LIBRARY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Find favourite stories and the latest children’s books for under fives; discover free e-books and more online. Ages 0–5

BETTER BEGINNINGS: BOOK CUBBY
The Book Cubby is a special place for families to make books together. Bring your ideas, get inspired by the work of others and put it all together in a book to take home. Ages 0–5

9.30-9.50am, 10.30-10.50am, 11.30-11.50am, 1.30-1.50pm
BETTER BEGINNINGS: STORY AND RHYME TIME
Enjoy stories and rhymes with your babies and toddlers with staff from the State Library of Western Australia. Ages 0–5

INTERATIVE MURAL WITH PAULA HART
Perth artist Paula Hart starts us off by drawing her unique characters – then you colour them in. Watch as the mural transforms throughout the day.

REMIDA PRESENTS SOUNDS OF LANGUAGE
Remida reveals the valuable things to be found in rubbish and industrial waste. Explore ways we communicate through sound by making fantastic instruments from plastics, bristles, laminate and other materials. Then take them home! All ages

TALKING COUCHES
Keep your eyes peeled for our Talking Couches. These eclectic lounges have been radically redesigned by young people and will amuse, inspire and beguile with their prerecorded stories, thoughts and hopes for the future.

ALL DAY
Kids Workshops 10–11am
WORKSHOP WITH CHERYL KICKETT-TUCKER AND LAURA DUDGEON
People around you, the tales they tell and every day events offer perfect inspiration for great stories. Find out how people in WA make for some great reads. Ages 8–12

WHERE Arts Lecture Room 4 PRICE $10 BOOK NOW

10–11am
WORKSHOP WITH BRIAN FALKNER
Brian Falkner’s adventures have readers on the edge of their seats. From computer hackers to teenage pranksters, his characters are not your typical action heroes. Where does he get his ideas? Brian reveals his secrets. Ages 7–11

WHERE Fox Theatre PRICE $10 BOOK NOW

11.30am–12.30pm
WORKSHOP WITH WENDY ORR
Write a story framework, get suggestions on finding ideas and building interest and find out why editing is important. See draft pages from Wendy’s manuscripts to discover the stages of a book’s development. Ages 8–13

WHERE Fox Theatre PRICE $10 SOLD OUT

1–2pm
WORKSHOP WITH ANDREW JOYNER
You don’t have to be class comedian to tell a funny story. Andrew Joyner shows how to make a picture hilarious and reveals how funny drawings lead to great stories. Ages 7–10

WHERE Fox Theatre PRICE $10 BOOK NOW

2.30–3.30pm
WORKSHOP WITH SUE WHITING
Sue believes story ideas are everywhere. Discover how to find them and how to use your imagination to turn them into wild stories.

WHERE
Fox Theatre PRICE $10 BOOK NOW

Please note: WORKSHOP WITH
SANDY FUSSELL has been cancelled due to illness.
9.30–11.30am & 12.30–3.30pm
CIRCUS SKILLS WORKSHOP
Ever wanted to learn how to juggle, master a diablo, spin a plate on a stick or walk on stilts? Here’s your chance to learn with our fantastic circus skills workshop! All ages

WHERE Perth Writers Festival Precinct FREE
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When
  • Sun 6 Mar, 9.30AM

Where

Perth Writers Festival Precinct, The University of Western Australia


Phone: (08) 6488 5555

Perth Writers Festival literary hub is on the idyllic setting of the UWA Crawley campus.

Facilities
Situated near the Arts Faculty the Perth Writers Festival hub provides easy access to sessions, great cafe for lunch, coffee or a chat over a glass of wine and an extensive bookshop. Transport Located at the University of WA Campus on Stirling Highway, and is serviced by buses on both Stirling Highway and Mounts Bay Road. There is a set down / pick up point behind the theatre suitable for cars, taxis, maxi taxis & small buses. Enter off Hackett Drive adjacent to University House.

Transperth InfoLine: 13 62 13
Transperth Website: http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au

Parking
Ticketed parking is available on campus. Charges may apply. Free parking is available in the evenings and weekends. Campus map

Access

For access information visit the UWA Website.




Mention Entrees and Encores when making your booking and arriving at some of the City's premier bars and restaurants and extend your night beyond the show. Be it an entrée or encore, these venues offer special Festival deals for $30 to keep the night alive.

The University Club of Western Australia

The Univesity Club of Western Australia
Club Café and Bar
UWA Hackett Entrance # 1, Hackett Drive, Crawley
P 08 6488 4805
Open Mon – Fri 7:30am to 7:30pm; Sat 7:30am to 5:30pm

The University Club Restaurant
UWA Hackett Entrance # 1, Hackett Drive, Crawley
P 08 6488 8770 (Bookings Essential)
Open Wed–Sat 6pm to late
Available at both University Club Café and Bar or the Club Restaurant
Forest mushroom & fontina risotto, broccolini tempura, radicchio & lemon
or
Pappardelle pasta, baby spinach & dried tomatoes, goat’s cheese, basil & white wine pesto
or
Pan fried salmon fillet, shaved pear, rocket & hazelnut salad, fresh lime & aioli fries 
With a glass of selected wine

The Byrneleigh The Byrneleigh
156 Hampden Road, Nedlands
P 08 6162 2722
www.thebyrneleigh.com.au
Open daily 7am to late
A choice of beef, fish or chicken and a glass of house wine
Kitsch Kitsch
229 Oxford Street, Leederville
P 08 9242 1229
www.kitschbar.com.au
Tues 5pm to 10:30pm; Wed – Sat 5pm to Midnight; Closed Sun
Prawn Crackers, Corn Fritters, Papaya Salad, and a glass of house wine
The Brisbane The Brisbane Hotel
292 Beaufort Street, Highgate
P 08 9227 2300
www.thebrisbanehotel.com.au
Open Mon – Sat 11:30am to late; Sun 11:30am to 10pm
Choose any pizza on the menu with a glass of wine or a large beer

Bookings may be required, mention Entrees & Encores when making your reservation or order.