Literary Events for Kids

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There are more than enough kid-centered hands-on literary events to fill your family’s weekends in March. Find events for kids of all ages (even your teenagers). See events below or visit The Bookworm’s Literary Festival schedule.
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Got a budding National Geographic photographer on your hands?
Saturday Mar 7 10am – 11.15am
Kids: Diary of a Wildlife Photographer (ages 5+) – Jan Latta
Got a budding National Geographic photographer on your hands?
Take breakfast with a cheetah, touch the horn of a rhino, and survive an angry lion in the wilds of Africa … Just the start of another great adventure with wildlife photographer, and children’s writer Jan Latta! Come along to hear stories of some of Jan’s amazing experiences photographing animals in their natural habitats around the globe with handy tips on what to do when YOU’RE stranded in the jungle with just your camera for company…

Put kid ingenuity to paper in this poetry workshop

Saturday Mar 11 11.30am – 12.30pm
Kids: Only an Excuse! Poetry workshops with Liz Niven (ages 9+)/(100RMB) My hamster ate my homework! Aliens stole my schoolbag! Have you ever made up an excuse to get out of something you just didn’t want to do? This morning, excuses become twice as useful as poet Liz Niven shows you how to turn your wackiest fibs into brilliant poetry!

Adolescents can learn about writing about their daily life dramas with this relatable author
Sunday 8th March 10am – 11.15am Kids event with Susanne Gervay (ages 11 – 14) ‘Rock music, girls, guys, bullying, life – that’s what I write about…’
For Jack it’s the cutthroat business of popularity and bullying, for the characters in The Cave it’s an epic journey where Knox and his friends face their greatest challenges yet, for Daisy Sunshine it’s growing up with only mum at home. Susanne Gervay takes the everyday experiences of young people and turns them into books that we can all relate to.

When I Grow Up…I want to be an author. Older kids get the scoop on the literary life.

Wednesday 11th March 12.30pm Tractors and Caravans – Marina Lewycka (ages 14 and up) This afternoon Marina Lewycka gives a special booktalk for young people on her brilliant, best selling novels A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, and Two Caravans. Hear first hand experiences of the writing life and get your chance to ask the questions you’ve always wanted on what it’s like to be an author.

Listen as a children’s author reads from his favorite books
Sunday 15th March 10am Wake up! A morning with Ridley – Kids Session with Ridley Pearson (ages 9+) Ridley Pearson has written five series of books for children and young adults, including ‘Peter and the Starcatchers’, based on the life of Peter Pan, which spent a massive 47 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. He’s also a singer in a band of celebrity authors whose motto is ‘We play music as well as Metallica writes novels’…Come along for a ferocious Sunday morning wake-up call from Ridley as he gives a whirlwind tour through some of his best loved books.

Hands on book-binding for kids
Sunday 15th March 10am – 12pm Bookbinding workshop: Jen Hyde (kids)/(200RMB includes materials) Learn how to construct a book from start to finish using all the tools of the trade, as well as details on how to include secret pages in your books… Fun, and totally hands-on, this workshop gives you the chance to learn something totally different. Absolutely no experience necessary!

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