From Sunday, 1 November to Thursday, 12 November, Australians of all ages and from all walks of life are invited to share and celebrate the joys of reading by participating in the Australia Reads campaign. The events below may be of particular interest to families.
Wednesday, 4 November
4:30pm to 5:30pm EST: Meet the Author! Beat the Author! – Do authors know their books as well as you do? See if you are smarter than the authors and can answer first. Quotes will be read and questions asked from books by these authors: Jackie French, Michael Gerard Bauer, Brian Falkner, Chris Bongers, Dave Lowe, Samantha Wheeler, Will Kostakis. Register here.
Thursday, 5 November
2:00pm to 3:00pm EST: The Author’s Voice – Hear notable authors read sections from their books: Jackie French, James Moloney, Michael Gerard Bauer, Brian Falkner, Allison Rushby, Chris Bongers, Will Kostakis, Dave Lowe, Samantha Wheeler and Sally Rippin. Information about registering and how to participate.
Friday, 6 November
4:30pm to 5:30pm EST: Which author is that? Quotes from books by amazing authors will be read out and we will see which team can identify the authors and titles of the books.
Participants are - Quizmaster: Brian Falkner; Team A – Pamela Rushby, Christine Bongers, Samantha Wheeler; and Team B – Michael Gerard Bauer, Will Kostakis, Dave Lowe. Register here.
Saturday, 7 November
12:30pm to 2:00pm EST: Write Links Workshop with award-winning author and illustrator Mark Wilson on writing and illustrating picture books on historical themes. This will be a free session and aimed at adults interested in writing and/or illustrating. Bookings open.
Sunday, 8 November
3:00pm to 4:30pm EST: Read this – Listen to a group of adult book lovers making recommendations for books to hook kids in. This will include a few bookshops offering their expertise as well as other book lovers. Book here to join in.
Mrs Marie Miegel
Junior Years Teacher Librarian