Adelaide Writers’ Week 2019: Telling Truths | Kids’ Day | 2-7 March 2019

Adelaide Writers’ Week 2019: Telling Truths

The centrepiece of the Adelaide Writers’ Week program is six days of free sessions in the idyllic outdoor setting of the Pioneer Women’s Gardens, including a weekend of younger readers and a new Twilight program.

In a world where events pass by at breakneck speed, Adelaide Writers’ Week seeks to create the space for reflection and contemplation, for considered debate and thoughtful discussion on this year’s theme Telling Truths. Their aim is to curate a program that can deliver smart, singular, subjective truths to you from an impressive line-up of interesting, erudite and insightful authors.

Kids’ Day | 2-10 year olds | 2 March 2019 9.30am – 3.30pm | FREE

Be part of a magical day of stories, performances and hands-on fun as authors, actors and adventurers take over Kids Corner to entertain and inspire our youngest readers.

The Story Tent

The Story Hub of Kids’ Day features an All Star line-up of Phil Cummings,  Jacqueline Harvey, Tamsin Janu, Andy Joyner, Anna Walker and It’s Rhyme Time.  Don’t miss Story Trove’s inventive world of story-telling through live performance and creative play.

Nest Studio

Nest Studio helps little artists express themselves in many ways! Create a forest out of cardboard boxes, publish a story about a lost hen, print some original lines of poetry….or join in the fun by making an official Writers’ Week bookmark to keep or distribute to the audience.

Evelyn Roth’s Nylon Zoo

It’s time for a parade! Evelyn is bringing an echidna to the Gardens so get ready to don a costume, be part of the parade of animals, before climbing into the belly of the echidna for a story. Face Painting with Fizzbubble 9.30am – 3pm.

Free Nest Studio and Nylon Zoo bookings on site on the day.

A Day for Middle and YA Readers  | Sunday 3 March 2019  10am – 4.30pm | FREE

Writing in all its forms is celebrated in a day for tweens and teens. The Gardens are a relaxed backdrop for music, spoken word performance and events from Australia’s best authors writing for readers aged 8 – 18 yers.  DJ from 10am, Henna body art, giant Jenga and other games all day.  (Note: Auslan Interpreted on request)

This year they also launch the Writers’ Week Opening Address at the Palais on Thursday 28 February 2019 and the Zeitgeist Series in Elder Hall on Wednesday 6 – Thursday 7 March 2019.


For more information and all enquiries please visit the Adelaide Writers’ Week website.

What:   Adelaide Writers’ Week

When:    2-7 March 2019

Where:   Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden | King William Road, Adelaide

Who:   Everyone

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