If you are a kid, or you know a kid who loves books, reading and creativity, then Byron Writers Festival’s ‘Kids Big Day Out’ is the ultimate event for you!
On Sunday 28 August one of the festival marquees transforms into a giant immersive storytelling arena with MC Joel Salom, International Man of Circus, leading the charge. Authors and illustrators will take to the stage to give a behind-the-scenes insight into their creative process and what has inspired their books. These interactive presentations are extremely popular entertainment for kids and parents alike.
‘Kids Big Day Out is my favourite day of the year for kids’ books. A big, open tent full of kids, parents and authors bringing books to life in fun ways, telling stories and having fun. It’s such a great way to inspire kids to read.’ – Tristan Bancks
Step into stories with wonderful Bundjalung author and illustrator Bronwyn Bancroft and her daughter Ella Noah Bancroft. Be entertained by PAWS author Kate Foster, DeadlyScience founder Corey Tutt, and one of Australia’s most acclaimed authors of fantasy Isobelle Carmody. Big Magic author Sarah Armstrong and the incomparable Tristan Bancks wrap up the program with a bang!
As well as the action onstage, kids can explore the StoryBoard StorySpace where the famous StoryBoard bus and tipi village come alive with free drop-in workshops for aspiring young writers and illustrators.
Kids Big Day Out passes are $40 and includes one child 6–12 years old and one accompanying adult. Children under six are free. Sunday Family Passes are $175 (1 child + 2 adults) $20 for each additional child.