Free Events for Children

A great line-up of free children’s events will be held in tandem with the Hobart Writer’s Festival, on Saturday the 13th and Sunday the 14th of September, at Parliament Gardens (the lawns in front of Parliament House.

TasWriters will have a big gazebo set up there, so these events will go ahead in all but the worst weather!

These sessions are generally suitable for children from ages 3-13, except where indicated otherwise. They will include storytelling, poetry and book readings, as well as hands-on activities. It all promises to be lots of fun and full of inspiration for budding writers, readers and illustrators.

Although these events are free, if would be a great help if you could let us know if you intend to come.

Saturday events (10-3.30):

  • 10am: Tamas Oszvald – storytelling
  • 10:30am: Fiona Levings – reading The Moonbow
  • 11am: Fiona Levings – activity: colouring worksheets & play dough/plasticine making quolls & bandicoots
  • 11:30am: Andi Stewart – The What of Performance poetry
  • 12:00pm: Young Dawkins – The How of Performance poetry
  • 12:30pm: Tamas Oszvald – storytelling with music
  • 1:30pm: Coral Tulloch – reading One Small island (ages 7 plus only)
  • 2pm: Coral Tulloch – making maps (ages 7 plus only)
  • 2:30pm: Christina Booth – reading One Careless Night
  • 3pm: Christina Booth – activity: Drawing Tassie Tigers
  • 3:30pm: Tamas Oszvald – storytelling

Sunday events (10-4):

  • 10am: Tamas Oszvald – Storytelling
  • 10:30am: Anne Moran – Reading: What’s the time, Francie Fox? (Under 7 years).
  • 11am: Andi Stewart – Writing and performance
  • 11:30am: Young Dawkins – Writing and performance
  • 12:00pm: Nic Gill – Animal Eco Warriors (ages five and above).
  • 12:30pm: Nic Gill – activity: nature hunt – could you be a Detection Dog? (Ages five and above).
  • 1pm: Tamas Oszvald – storytelling with music
  • 2:30pm: Lian Tanner – reading: Accidental Heroes
  • 3:00pm: *To be confirmed
  • 3.30pm: Tamas Oszvald – storytelling