Family Day returns as part of the Perth Festival Writers Weekend. But this year it’s in Freo!

This is the perfect chance to bring your littlest book lovers along to experience the magical world of literature.

Featuring children’s authors and illustrators in conversation, story time sessions, workshops and lots of interactive activities, Family Day is sure to inspire and delight young readers.

Sessions are free but please register in advance to secure your place.


Time Session Guests Venue
9:30am Lost the Plot! Denis Knight and TC Shelley with AJ Betts Front Garden
The Mystery Hunter Mark Greenwood Inner Courtyard
Storytelling for 0 – 12 Michael Smith, Alton Walley and Cristy Burne with Adriano Cappelletta Upper Lawn
10:30am Picture This James Foley, Gavin Aung Than and Aśka with Briony Stewart Front Garden
Shedding Light Dianne Wolfer with Deb Fitzpatrick Inner Courtyard
11:15am Storytelling for 12 – 16 Geordie Crawley and Nadia King with Adriano Cappelletta Upper Lawn
11:30am FACtual with Dr Karl Dr Karl Kruszelnicki (live stream) with Christine Layton Front Garden
Child’s Play Wyatt Nixon-Lloyd, Deb Fitzpatrick, Elise Wilson and Sam Longley Inner Courtyard

Family Day is presented in association with Perth Festival.

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