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Children’s Book Festival at SLV 2014 program announced

The program for the 2014 Children’s Book Festival, an event co-hosted by the Wheeler Centre and the State Library of Victoria (SLV), has been announced.

The festival’s family day will be held on Sunday 23 March from 10am to 4pm at the SLV in Melbourne. Among the authors and illustrators participating in this year’s event are Jackie French, John Marsden, Andy Griffiths, Terry Denton, Sally Rippin, Bernard Caleo, Tohby Riddle, Libby Gleeson, Kylie Dunstan, Marc Martin and Ursula Dubosarsky. The festival’s artist-in-residence is Nicki Greenberg, who will be ‘roving around sketching the weird and wonderful things—and people—that she finds’.

Performers appearing at the festival include The List Operators, Polyglot Theatre, Kutcha Edwards, Ron Murray and the Jindi Worabak dancers. Highlights of the program include Polyglot Theatre’s ‘sticky maze’; a publishing house where children can create their own books; a workshop zone featuring 100 Story Building; a storytelling pavilion; an exhibition of picture book art; film screenings; and book signings. The festival also includes two schools days, running from 20-21 March.

The Children’s Book Festival is free, but bookings are available for the sessions with Jackie French, John Marsden, Terry Denton and Andy Griffiths. To see the full festival program, visit the Wheeler Centre website here.



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