Literature Alive is a two-week festival that will breathe life into literature though a series of events that aim to encourage children and adults to get involved in activities that promote an appreciation of books and reading. The festival is hosted by Stonnington Libraries with programs presented by NEEF Australia’s Children’s Literature Australia Network and sponsorship provided through the City of Stonnington’s Arts and Culture Sponsorship Program.
The festival program includes The Maurice Saxby Mentorship Program for emerging children’s authors and illustrators, storytelling and illustration workshops for school children, and the launch of two new children’s books: Little Dolphin by Mark Wilson and Ferret on the Loose by Heather Gallagher. Members of the public are invited to attend the events listed below. All events and exhibitions are free to attend.
I’m a lucky recipient of the 2013 Maurice Saxby Mentorship and can’t wait for the week to unfold. I have an individual mentorship session with the amazing writer and illustrator, Anna Walker. I get to visit Books Illustrated, the Children’s Collection at the State Library of Victoria, Readings Bookstore in Carlton and visits two publishing houses: Allen & Unwin and Penguin.