Writers In The Park, Centennial Park Sunday, 27 Sept 2015

Writers In The Park, Centennial Park Sunday, 27 Sept 2015

Love you to come along with families, kids, adults, lovers of story in our beautiful Centennial Park.

It’s ‘Writers in the Park’  to the inaugural people’s & community festival in Sydney.

Where? Paddington Gates Centennial Park, Sydney, 10 am- 6 p.m. Sunday Sept 27.

Centennial Parklands Foundation, Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators SCBWI and the historic Residences, bring you ‘Writers in the Park’ in support of books, diversity & literacy.

Australia’s renowned authors, illustrators, publishers are coming from all over Australia to celebrate books, literature and literacy.

Who’s coming?

Jessica Rowe for Writers in the ParkBeing Agatha by Anna PignataroJessica Rowe’s ‘Is This My Beautiful Life?

Gold Walkley investigative journalist Joanne McCarthy

Sunburnt Soul – Ethics; Susanna Freymark author & journalist; crime writer P.M. Newton, women’s advocate Joanne Fedler, ABC radio’s Sunil Badami; Annabel Morley daughter wit & actor Robert Morley, publishers and more.

The fabulous Poetry Slam with Miles Merrill which is the only ticketed event with profits going to the Centennial Park.

For young people,  loved children’s creators including Sarah Davis, Julie Hunt, James Foley, Deborah Abela, Louise Park, Anna Pignataro and other outstanding talents are arriving from all over Australia, presenting, illustrating, performing, meeting & greeting, launching new books, the fantastic illustrator duel. There will be fairies, Centennial Park’s nature playground games, stalls, book signings, food with Matt Moran’s catering.

It’s a truly people’s & community literary festival with:-

Room to Read, Books in Homes, The Footpath Library, The Mud Pie Project supporting ‘The Ian Potter Children’s Wild Play Garden’, Society of Women’s Writers, The Dickens Society, libraries, MonkeyBaa Theatre, the Footpath Library ….  more.

There’ll be launches, illustrators at work, book signings, greet & meet authors, catering by Matt Moran’s Aria & the only ticketed event a hip-hop Poetry Slam with profits going to the Park.

Free event: Paddington Gates Centennial Park, Sydney, 10 am- 6 p.m. Sunday Sept 27.

Hashtag #writepark

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The Residences: +61 2 8039 1566 The The Residences http://www.theresidencescentennialpark.com

Hash tag: #writepark

I'm a writer committed to kids in particular. Adults are good too. Want to bring hope through story to my readers. Awarded an Order of Australia, Lady Cutler Award and a Lifetime International Award for Literacy for my body of work, spreading literacy is really important. I'm head of SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand, patron of Monkey Baa Theatre, Ambassador for the Premier's Reading Challenge, Writer Ambassador for Room to Read ... among other roles. I also love heritage and adapting to enhance the lives of people today, which is why I restored The Hughenden Hotel 1870s and The Residences Centennial Park - the only homes in the parklands which are open now for accommodation, events and lots of nature.

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