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Snowy Mountains Readers and Writers Festival 2017

12th March 2017 @ 10:00am - 5:00pm

Paula Boer will be running a writing workshop for upper primary children at the Snowy Mountains Readers Writers Festival “Carnivale of Books” on Sunday 12 March at 10am, in the marquee at Banjo Paterson Park, Jindabyne.

At 1:30 she will be joining fellow writers Jack Heath, Mark Carthew, and Sulari Gentill in a panel discussion “Dreaming Big is Fun”.

All welcome!

Time For the Younger Children For Primary and Secondary Students
10:00am Jackie Hosking – Jackie will be presenting The Croc and the Platypus by borrowing the rhyme and meter scheme from The Owl and the Pussycat. An interactive session, especially for little ones. Paula Boer – Writing workshop for upper primary children, maximum attendance of 15. The workshop will centre on developing a story, working through setting, characters, plot and language. Participants will have needed to book in for this session. [email protected]
11:00am Mark CarthewThe Great Zoo Hullabaloo! Join Australian childrens author Mark Carthew in this interactive session packed full of his award winning picture books, action rhymes and songs. Mark’s recent releases include The Moose is Loose! and the first book in a new series Marvin and Marigold: the Big Sneeze. Jack HeathCountdown to Danger. Join international bestselling author Jack Heath for a fast and furious session about how a chronic ear infection turned him into a writer, why blockbuster books are more fun than blockbuster movies, why writer’s block is a myth perpetuated by current affair shows and why Romeo & Juliet is the worst thing ever published!
12:00pm Katrina Roe – Katrina will showcase her picture books, Marty’s Nut Free Party, Emily Eases her Wheezes’ and Same. She will also preview her forthcoming book. This session is most suitable for preschool and infant-age children.  Sulari Gentill – Learn how to use mythology to create new stories from old. From the well-known author of Murder Mysteries and Mythological Hero Adventures. An exciting session for young teens through to adults.
1:00pm Official Opening by Dean Lynch: Jindabyne Lions BBQ Lunch
1:30pm Miss Helen’s Teddy Bears’ Picnic – Bring along your favourite Teddy Bear or dress up as a Teddy Bear and join in the fun. Songs to sing. Games to play, stories to read, masks to make and treats to eat. Writers Workshop – Dreaming Big is Fun. Join the authors for a workshop session on developing, writing and publishing your stories and anything else you may want to know about story writing. Children and adults alike.
2:30pm  Jackie Hosking – Join Jackie as she presents a poetry session demonstrating how you can keep a meter and rhyme scheme while changing the story. The children will discover similarities and differences between the stories.  Mark CarthewCrazy Characters. Explore book design, humout and word play in visual, spoken and performed texts, including excerpts from Mark’s award winning childrens books. Engage with interactive examples from his books produced in collaboration with UK illustrator Mike poor. Participants will create a Crazy Character.
3:30pm Wendy Neville – Take a walk with Wendy down Tantawanglo Lane and meet all the exciting characters hat live there. Play a matching game while the story is being read. Once again a perfect session for the little ones. Jack HeathCreating Thrilling Fiction. In this fast, frenzied and funny workshop, Jack Heath will give you the beginning of a story. Your mission is to race against the clock to complete it. You’ll learn to manage prickly plots, charismatic characters and sinister settings as you get feedback from Jack and from your classmates. If you’re a writer, a reader or just a bold thrill-seeker, this session is for you!
4:30pm Close




Final program 2017


12th March 2017
10:00am - 5:00pm
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Snowy Mountains Readers and Writers Festival


Banjo Paterson Park
33 Kosciuszko Rd
Jindabyne, NSW 2627 Australia
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