Free Family Day

Free Family Day

Meet some of Australia’s leading writers and illustrators for children at this FREE interactive event. The Wheeler Place hub will inspire creativity with a range of fun activities for children. All featured guests will sign books after their events in the Festival bookshop on the ground floor of nearby City Hall.

MC Katrina McKelvey

10.00am – Art fun with local illustrators Liz Anelli, Gwynneth Jones and Kirrili Lonergan

10.35am – Sea stories with John ‘Stinker’ Clarke

11.00am – Meet Jackie French

11.45am – Artie and the Grime Wave with Richard Roxburgh

12.15pm – Word Hunters with Nick Earls

12.45pm – Newcastle Youth Orchestra Kids introduces Professor Falconette

1pm – 2pm – Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter with Professor Falconette

Prizes for the best costume