Family Day

Inspiring book lovers big and small, Family Day returns in 2017!

Perth Writers Festival Precinct

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  • Family Day


Inspiring book lovers big and small, Family Day returns in 2017 with a jam-packed day of storytelling, art, performance, workshops and conversation.

Highly acclaimed international author of the Inkheart Trilogy, Cornelia Funke, shares her timeless tales, Lance Balchin brings his Mechanica creatures to life through steampunk-inspired illustrations and Chris Owen invites you to create ‘pandamonia’. Other guests include Garth Nix, Kylie Howarth, Oliver Phommavanh and Bruce Pascoe.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of the Harry Potter books, you’re invited to come dressed as your favourite Harry Potter character and take part in a series of Hogwarts themed events.

For the first time our Family Day features young guest curators selecting authors and topics – creating programming for the young, by the young. And the Better Beginnings Tent will be buzzing with bookish fun.

Many more exciting names and events are still to be announced, with the full Perth Writers Festival program released on Wednesday 11 January. Register here to receive your free copy.


Follow the conversation on Twitter with @PerWritersFest and #pwf17


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