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Put away the iPad and open a book


A festival to ignite or rekindle your love of reading.

Well-known and loved authors and illustrators come together for a fabulous weekend of author and illustrator talks. There will also be free entertainment, market stalls and food. All the ingredients for a fun, family weekend in the grounds of Norman Lindsay Gallery. You can also bring your own picnic and rug, relax and soak up the garden atmosphere, which will be abloom with florals for Spring. Such a beautiful time of the year to be visiting.

Some of the Authors and Illustrators speaking are Australian Children's Laureate Morris Gleitzman (Soon), Jacqueline Harvey (Alice-Miranda), Libby Gleeson (Red), Emily Rodda (Rowan Series), Matt Cosgrove (Alpacas with Maracas), Oliver Phommavahn (Super Con-Nerd), James Roy (One Thousand Hills), Mardi McConnochie (Melissa, Queen of Evil), Deborah Abela (Grimsdon) to name a few.

The festival coincides with the 100th anniversary of Norman Lindsay's famous children's book, The Magic Pudding. You will be entertained with a staged reading from the book and a special display of illustrations.

Ticket Prices
1 Day Pass
Adults $55
Concession/National Trust Members $45
Children $30
Group of 4 $150

Weekend Pass
Adults $95
Concession/National Trust Members $80
Children $45
Group of 4 $220

If you book tickets in advance there is a $5 discount.

With technology playing a dominant part in the lives of our children, this festival is a lovely way to keep your children interested in reading books. They may even discover a hidden writing or drawing talent!
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Why? For the love of reading
When: 15th & 16th September 2018
Phone: 02 8677 4815
Where: Norman Lindsay Gallery, Faulconbridge
Cost: Tickets from $30
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