Family day for book lovers
The city will be abuzz with little literary lovers as the 20th Storylines Free Family Day gets under way on Sunday.
The festival will bring together around 20 children’s writers and illustrators to celebrate the anniversary, including Ross Kinnard, Mark Sommerset and Joy Cowley.
International guests Rachel Spratt, who pens the popular Nanny Piggins series, and musician John Farrell will also be taking part in the day.
There will be plenty of activities, competitions and stalls to keep the whole family entertained.
Children’s publishing company Book Island will be featuring professional storyteller Emily Duizend.
‘‘At this year’s Book Island stand, children will not only be able to engage in crafty activities and competitions, but will also experience stories being brought to life by Emily’s entertaining and interactive performances,’’ Greet Pauwelijn from Book Island says.
‘‘Emily will also be singing and telling her own stories at set times.’’
Festival-goers are encouraged to dress up as their favourite book character to be in to win spot prizes.
The Storylines Free Family Day is on August 18, 10am to 3pm, at Aotea Centre.
Entertainer: Professional storyteller Emily Duizend will be on hand to entertain at the Storylines Free Family Fun Day this weekend.