The HOT List: Top 12 Melbourne Writers Festival 2017 events for kids

Every year the Melbourne Writer’s Festival delivers an exciting program for Melbourne, the City of Literature, and for our book-loving family. In 2017 the childrens and teens events include workshops, performances and talks, all under $15. PLUS come along to Harry Potter Day, a free all-ages celebration of 20 years of Harry Potter on Sunday […]

HOT: Melbourne Writers Festival 2015 Children’s Workshops, ArtPlay, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

Book Week is rocking schools and kinders this week and in Melbourne there’s even more bookish events with the Melbourne Writers Festival. Last weekend was the start of some amazing children’s workshops at Artplay and we attended two different, but equally enjoyable art classes with local illustrators. In Shake, Stir, Mix and Paint, illustrator Ann […]

HOT: Dramatic Lines with Elise Hurst, ArtPlay, Birrarung Marr

Elise Hurst is a Melbourne illustrator and author of Imagine a City, a beautiful book filled with intricate line drawings which is a favourite in our household, as featured in July’s First Tuesday Book Club and which we read as part of the program for my joint project Build & Rebuild). Lady AB and I […]

HOT: Bark! Bark! Bark! A Treehouse exhibition, Melbourne Writers Festival 2014, ArtPlay, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

ArtPlay are holding a free exhibition of original illustrations, pilule prints and preliminary works by Terry Denton from the famous Treehouse series created with Andy Griffiths, story  coinciding with the Melbourne Writers Festival 2014 (21-31 August). While the books are aimed at 6-12 years and so we haven’t got to them with Lady AB yet, Bark! Bark! Bark! still […]

HOT: Alphabet City Melbourne and Letters from Melbourne by Maree Coote

The Melbourne Writers Festival 2014 is on 21-31 August and there are several sessions which are focused on kids and families. Lady AB and I attended Alphabet City Melbourne at ArtPlay where we got to learn our ABCs with author and illustrator Maree Coote. Maree is the author and illustrator of When you go to […]

What’s on in Melbourne for families and under 5s – Friday 22 August to Thursday 28 August

Here are a list of fun activities and events for the last official week of winter! It’s your final opportunity to catch the NGV’s excellent children’s exhibitions Pastello: Draw Act (see photo) and Fashion Detective: Come into the Parlour  plus the Melbourne Writers Festival children & families programming starts this week. CBD / Docklands Pastello: Draw Act at Children’s Gallery […]

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