If your kids think that a writers’ festival sounds like a bit of a yawn, try mentioning some of these names to them and check out their response: Nick Earls, Sarah Brennan, Morris Gleitzman, Isobelle Carmody, Shamini Flint, Andy Griffiths, Leanne Hall, Leigh Hobbs and John Marsden.
What these bestselling authors have in common is that they know what makes kids tick and how to get them interested in reading. Something parents don’t always understand. So if you’re wondering what to do with your kids during the Byron Writers’ Festival, the answer may be to take them along – on Sunday at least.
The ABC3 Marquee will be entirely dedicated to the best writing for young readers, so be sure to secure them a spot for one of the festival’s most exciting days.
From 9am to 3.30pm, kids between six and 16 years of age will be welcome to enjoy storytelling, activities and an opportunity to meet authors during book signings.
Cost of a Youth Pass is $35 or $30 for members of the Northern Rivers Writers’ Centre. Each Youth Pass accommodates one accompanying adult allowing access to kids sessions only.
For further information or to book your tickets, visit www.byronbaywritersfestival.com or call the booking hotline on 1300 368 552.