Last Saturday saw the celebration of Childrens Literature in Jindabyne. The Snowy Mountains Readers Writers Association organised a lovely day of stimulating activity for children and young adults.
We are extremely thankful for the Australian authors who attended and made the festival such a fun experience!
Jackie French, Sulari Gentill, Sandy Mackinnon, Tonya Alexandra, Mark Carthew & Gil Wilson.
Thank you to all the SMRW committee, volunteers and sponsors of the event.
And of course, everyone in the audience -thank you for spending the day with us in celebration of children’s literature!
The enthusiasm and passion of everyone involved for creative writing, art, illustration and performance makes these types of regional cultural events a success. We hope you all had as lovely a day as we did.
Click to the link below to read the blog post on the Australian Children’s Laureate website, written by Jackie French reviewing the SMRW Children’s Festival!
~BOOKS AMONG THE SNOW GUMS… BY JACKIE FRENCH~
What a beautiful article. Thanks, Jackie!
The Snowy Mountains Readers Writers association is proud to announce the line up for the Children’s Festival will include Jackie French, Australian National Children’s Laureate for 2014, in 3 festival sessions! Altogether, there are six wonderful Australian authors attending this cultural festival aimed specifically at encouraging children and young adults in creative writing, artistic expression and performance.
The program is now published and is also available from Snowprint Bookshop and Cooma Library. For events that require booking numbers, please call Snowprint Bookshop to register your name -02 6457 1115.
The Snowy Mountains Readers Writers Association is holding a local literary event for Sunday 30th of March at Rydges Horizons, Jindabyne. It will be a beautiful smorgasbord luncheon to celebrate the highly anticipated release of Karen Viggers ‘The Grass Castle’. This is Karen’s third novel and is a “captivating story of displacement and belonging, love and forgiveness.” Set in the Brindabella Ranges with cattle, stockmen and native wildlife, it is a landscape that is familiar to us all. Snowy Mountains Readers Writers Association is also proud to announce that Karen Viggers, who is resides in Canberra and visits the Snowies often, is our 2014 Festival Patron! You can visit www.karenviggers.com for more information about ‘The Grass Castle’ and the author.
Tickets for this event are available from Cooma Library, Rydges Horizons and Snowprint Bookshop. As this is a fundraiser, proceeds will go toward hosting the 2014 Snowy Mountains Readers Writers Festival events for Children, to be held on the 19th of April. The SMRW Association would like to thank you for your previous and ongoing support, enabling these local cultural events to continue. Please check here and on Facebook for updates.
Karen Viggers enjoying the Australian Snowy Mountains