Shire of Harvey Libraries Literacy Festival to kick off in March
Shire of Harvey Libraries will launch their first ever Literacy Festival on Thursday, 9-10 March 2023. The exciting new event will bring some of Western Australia’s most intriguing creatives to Australind and Harvey Libraries for a series of workshops, Author Talks and family-friendly activities. Included in the line-up is rural romance writer Fiona Palmer, crime writer Ian Hooper, Children’s Book Council Australia representative Jeanette Stampone and bestselling author Rachael Johns. Short fiction writer Brooke Dunnell will also be visiting the Shire to discuss her work, as will Barry Award, Davitt Award, Ned Kelly Award and International Thriller Writer Award winner Dervla McTiernan. Aside from meeting with experienced authors, locals will also have the opportunity to dive deep in their family’s history at the Australind Family History Society Open Day. Families with young children are encouraged to bring their favourite teddy bear for the City of Bunbury Libraries Teddy Bear Roadshow at Ridley Place Australind Foreshore. The event will feature Story Time, a Teddy Bears’ Picnic in a special tent, as well as face painting and playground play.
Also included in the packed program are events for the senior community, including afternoon tea and intergenerational storytelling at Harvey Library.
The Shire of Harvey Libraries Literacy Festival 2023 will bring a fresh and creative event to the local community and is designed to appeal to people of all ages. Please visit the Libraries page to register for events. You can also visit the Libraries page to download the Literacy Festival program or pick up a hard copy from Australind or Harvey Library.
Acknowledgement of Country
The Shire of Harvey acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community. We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.