Celebrate Books at the 2017 Newcastle Writers Festival Family Day

Family Day at Newcastle Writers Festival

A Harry Potter celebration, hunting words, art fun and an opportunity to meet acclaimed author Jackie French are just some of the fun activities planned for the 2017 Family Day for the Newcastle Writers Festival on Saturday 8 April, 2017 from 10am to 2pm.

The Family Day offers kids the opportunity to meet and interact with some of Australia’s leading writers and illustrators as well as learn and create.

Family Day at Newcastle Writers Festival

The Wheeler Place hub will inspire creativity with a range of fun activities for children. All featured guests will sign books after their events in the Festival bookshop on the ground floor of nearby City Hall.


MC Katrina McKelvey

10.00am – Art fun with local illustrators Liz Anelli, Gwynneth Jones and Kirrili Lonergan

10.35am – Sea stories with John ‘Stinker’ Clarke

11.00am – Meet Jackie French

11.45am – Artie and the Grime Wave with Richard Roxburgh

12.15pm – Word Hunters with Nick Earls

12.45pm – Newcastle Youth Orchestra Kids introduces Professor Falconette

1pm – 2pm – Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter with Professor Falconette. Prizes for the best costume.

Come along and enjoy this celebration of words, colours and pictures! More info here on the Newcastle Writers Festival website.

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