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Wednesday 11 October 2017

Announcement: Eltham Festival of Stories

The tranquil town of Eltham, on the outskirts of Melbourne, is launching its inaugural Eltham Festival of Stories – for Young and Old this Saturday, October 14.

This is an exciting event for lovers of picture books, YA fiction and everything in between. It provides local readers, teachers and emerging writers an opportunity to meet and share stories with local and national writers and illustrators.

Opening with a Welcome to Country by Aunty Joy Murphy, the festival will begin with a morning of story time and hands-on creative activities.

In the afternoon, festival-goers will hear from panels of writers of middle grade and YA fiction and have the opportunity to chat with teen members of the Inside A Dog Advisory Board.

Artists appearing include: Joy Murphy and Lisa Kennedy (Welcome to Country), Nicki Greenberg (Meerkat Choir), Ailsa Wild (Squishy Taylor), Tull Suwannakit (What Happens Next?), Zana Fraillon (The Bone Sparrow), Kate Constable (Crow Country), Lili Wilkinson (Merry Everything), Penny Harrison (Dance With Me), Kelly Gardiner (1917), Cath Crowley, Fiona Wood & Simmone Howell (Take Three Girls), Kate Mildenhall (Skylarking), and teen judges for the Inky Book Awards.

Entry is by gold coin donation, with all proceeds donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, and books will be available for sale and signing. For more information, follow www.facebook.com/ElthamFestivalofStories.