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Tamariki Book Festival

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60 Cathedral Square

60 Cathedral Square

Christchurch, Canterbury 8011

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Meet Christchurch's awesome children's authors and illustrators. Enjoy games, stories and workshops--a fun-filled day for the whole family!

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Join us Sunday November 22, 10 am - 4 pm in the TSB Space at Christchurch's central library, Tūranga to celebrate our beautiful city's writers and illustrators.

This year's theme is BRIDGES TO BOOKS.

Meet and interact with local children’s authors and illustrators, listen to the authors reading their stories aloud supported by local performers, and have a fantastic day out with whānau and friends. Geared to families with children up to age 13.

Each author / illustrator will have their own booth with fun activities, plus readings and workshops on the Red Velvet Stage and the Story Time Sanctuary. Children's books will also be available for purchase on the day.

Red Velvet Stage—Readings every half hour by participating authors, including:

  • Robinne Weiss
  • Michele McConnochie
  • Michal Bush
  • Jim Culliane
  • Rosina Cater
  • Ronnie Fisher
  • Simon Pollard
  • Kathleen Gallagher
  • Rebecca Gibbs

Story Time Sanctuary--creative writing and illustration workshops:

  • 10:00am: Imagine That! – School of Young Writers
  • 11:00am: Science in Fiction – Robinne Weiss
  • 12:00am: Poetry – Kathleen Gallagher
  • 1:00pm: Expressions in Illustration – Rebecca Gibbs
  • 2:00pm: Science Writing – Dr Simon Pollard
  • 3:00pm: Creative Writing – Michele McConnochie
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