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.
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.