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- author Jackie French

Monday 1 October 2012


On 3 October, something wonderful will begin in Canberra. It's the Boundless Festival of Australian Children's Literature and it's a very exciting initiative for the capital, conceived by the fabulous Belle Alderman of the Lu Rees Archives of Australian Children's Literature.

A host of sensational literary and bookish events will take place right through October and into November - so there's plenty to become involved in.

If you haven't already RSVPd, do come along to the festival's keynote opening by Gabrielle Lord this coming Wednesday 3 October at 6pm - at the ACT Writers Centre. You can RSVP on 02-6262 9191. You'll also have the chance to meet local author Jack Heath.

Be sure to check out the festival programme, too - it's right here, and I'll be reporting on these events as they arise, but just take a look at some of the glory you're in for:

  • Mini-exhibitions in 6 ACT public libraries, featuring original artwork and other treasures from the Lu Rees Archives
  • Gabrielle Lord gives the opening address at the ACT Writers Centre
  • Gabrielle Lord speaks at Civic Library
  • Gabrielle Lord, talks about writing Conspiracy series at Paperchain Bookshop
  • Andy Griffiths talks at combined schools
  • Andy Griffiths talks and announces the COOL award winners at Gungahlin Library
  • Andy Griffiths runs a workshop for adults on ‘Writing Humour for Kids’
  • Andy Griffiths greets fans in the foyer of the National Library of Australia
 Stay tuned for more - and mark those calendars!