Boundless: Festival of Australian Literature

Saturday, 29 September 2012

On 3 October, something wonderful will begin here in Canberra. It's the Boundless Festival of Australian Children's Literature and it's a very exciting initiative for the capital, conceived by the fabulous Belle Alderman of the Lu Rees Archives of Australian Children's Literature.

A host of sensational literary and bookish events will take place right through October and into November - so there's plenty to become involved in. I will be reporting on the festival right here on my blog and also on Kids Book Review.

If you haven't already RSVPd, do come along to the festival's keynote opening by Gabrielle Lord this coming Wednesday 3 October at 6pm - at the ACT Writers Centre. You can RSVP on 02-6262 9191. You'll also have the chance to meet local author Jack Heath.

Be sure to check out the festival programme, too - it's right here, and I'll be reporting on these events as they arise, but just take a look at some of the glory you're in for:

  • Mini-exhibitions in 6 ACT public libraries, featuring original artwork and other treasures from the Lu Rees Archives
  • Gabrielle Lord gives the opening address at the ACT Writers Centre
  • Gabrielle Lord speaks at Civic Library
  • Gabrielle Lord, talks about writing Conspiracy series at Paperchain Bookshop
  • Andy Griffiths talks at combined schools
  • Andy Griffiths talks and announces the COOL award winners at Gungahlin Library
  • Andy Griffiths runs a workshop for adults on ‘Writing Humour for Kids’
  • Andy Griffiths greets fans in the foyer of the National Library of Australia
 Stay tuned for more - and mark those calendars!

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