BWF releases 2016 schools program
The Brisbane Writers Festival (BWF) released its 2016 Word Play program, designed for students from prep to year 12, last month.
The program, which runs from 7-9 September, features sessions with international guests David Levithan and Meg Rosoff.
Australian authors and illustrators participating in the program include Melina Marchetta, Maxine Beneba Clarke, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Rebecca Sparrow, Jaclyn Moriarty, Michael Gerard Bauer, David Astle, Katherine Battersby, Samantha Wheeler, Tristan Bancks, Christopher Currie and Ted Prior, along with his character Grug.
Free special events include the return of ‘Love YA!’, a one-day event featuring discussions on YA fiction, headlined by Meg Rosoff and David Levithan; and ‘Alphabet Zoo’, an immersive ‘play-scape’ based on Katherine Battersby’s new book Little Wing (UQP) for families with children aged three to eight. ‘Alphabet Zoo’ will run at the State Library of Queensland from 7-11 September.
The program also includes an Online Literature Festival for students and teachers across Queensland who cannot attend the events in Brisbane. Presented by BWF in partnership with the eLearning Department of Education and Training, it features a number of free online sessions held by Word Play authors.
For more information and to book tickets, visit the BWF website here.