Family Day at Melbourne Writers Festival 2019

The Melbourne Writers Festival 2019 will be hosting a fun family day on Sunday 1st September 2019. This year’s festival we’ll be engaging the city and exploring what ignites our passions and fuels our craft. With a theme ‘When we talk about love’. The Festival runs from 30 August – 8 September 2019 at various locations around Melbourne.

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Family Day at Melbourne Writers Festival 2019
Image: Scienceworks – MWF

Family Day Program

The Story Experiment

Scienceworks offers a day-long adventure to celebrate children’s imaginations and their love of science with storytelling about the natural world. There will be a panel discussion in the amphitheatre at 12noon.

Date: 1 September 2019
Time: 10am–4.30pm
Location: Scienceworks, 2 Booker Street, Spotswood
Price: Free with Museum entry
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Family Day at Melbourne Writers Festival 2019
Image: ‘Choices’ from You Might Find Yourself by Tai Snaith. – MWF

Tai Snaith: Drawing Live!

Join artist and writer Tai Snaith marry the act of making with the art of storytelling, and her book, You Might Find Yourself. She will build a picture live on stage. Recommended for ages 3+

Date: 1 September 2019
Time: 11am
Duration: 45 minutes
Location: The Wheeler Centre, Performance Space inside the State Library of Victoria
Price: Free, bookings required
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Family Day at Melbourne Writers Festival 2019
Image: Melbourne Museum – MWF

Hello Possums Story Time

The Melbourne Museum will be hosting a ‘Possums Story Time’ which explores stories and the museum’s collection items that will bring the books to life. Recommended for ages 2+

Date: 1 September 2019
Time: 11am, 12pm, 1pm & 2pm
Duration: 30 minutes
Location: Melbourne Museum
Price: Free with Melbourne Museum entry
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Family Day at Melbourne Writers Festival 2019
Image: Maxine Beneba Clarke – MWF

Maxine Beneba Clarke: Fashionista

Fashionista is a beautiful picture book written and illustrated by Maxine Beneba Clarke, which encourages people of all ages to flaunt their hearts on their sleeves and express themselves the way they want to be. Recommended for ages 3+

Date: 1 September 2019
Time: 12.30pm
Duration: 45 minutes
Location: The Wheeler Centre, Performance Space inside the State Library of Victoria
Price: Free, bookings required
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Family Day at Melbourne Writers Festival 2019
Image: Oliver Phommavanh – MWF

Oliver Phommavanh: Natural Born Loser

Join children’s book author Oliver Phommavanh for a pee-your-pants, laugh-out-loud lesson on how letting your creativity shine and being your wacky self is all that’s needed to be happy. Recommended for ages 5+

Date: 1 September 2019
Time: 2pm
Duration: 45 minutes
Location: The Wheeler Centre, Performance Space inside the State Library of Victoria
Price: Free, bookings required
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Family Day at Melbourne Writers Festival 2019
Image: Andrew Daddo – MWF

Andrew Daddo: Sailing the Seven Seas

Author Andrew Daddo and illustrator Stephen Michael King set sail in search of adventure. Will they find treasure? Monsters? Everlasting friendship? Recommended for ages 5+

Date: 1 September 2019
Time: 3.30pm
Duration: 45 minutes
Location: The Wheeler Centre, Performance Space inside the State Library of Victoria
Price: Free, bookings required
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For more information on the Melbourne Writers Festival, please click here. Full Program

We try our best to provide accurate information on kid-friendly events around Victoria, but we do recommend that parents check details directly with the event website.

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