Bring your kids and be part of the 2018 Newcastle Writers Festival! This event is fantastic for young book lovers.

The event runs from 10am to 1pm on Sunday 8 April 2018 at the marquee in Wheeler Place.

Get your kids to dust off your Book Week costume and come as as their favourite character to win great prizes.

Visit Zanni Louise in the Creative Bookmaking Tent and create your own story. There will be face painting, puppetry, music and lots of fun!

10:00am – 10.15am
A welcome by Newcastle Youth Orchestra Kids.

10.20am – 10.50am
Gregg Dreise takes you on a journey to his childhood riverbank. The adventure includes music, daggy jokes and, most importantly, a good yarn.

11.00am – 11.30am
Loppy and Curly are back! Lynn Jenkins and Kirrili Lonergan share their new book, Perfect Petunias, which is aimed budding perfectionists who worry about making mistakes.

11.40am – 12.10pm
Digby Fixit Live! captivates young audiences with theatrical storytelling, puppets, music and giggles galore! It is adapted from Renee Price’s picture book series.

12.20pm – 12.50pm
Help Emily S. Smith and Graham Davidson from Storytime Lane create illustrations for their new book, Life is Not When Fair When You Are a Chair.

The event is free thanks to the support of the Catfish Foundation, a local organisation supporting the arts and education for young people.