Sydney Writers’ Festival is thrilled to present our first ever Children’s Festival of Moving Stories.

We’ve packed up our favourite children’s stories, writers and illustrators and we’re setting off to tell our tales and to collect new ones.

What better place to launch a new children’s program, and to celebrate storytelling in all forms, than Western Sydney, where there are more children than anywhere else in the state?

 Look out for us on Russ the Travelling Story Bus from 14 November. We will be very hard to miss!

Then get ready to enter a whole new world at Stories from the Pyjamaverse, our opening night event for children and families at Parramatta’s Riverside Theatre.

Our Children’s Author Roadshow sees a line-up of some of Australia’s best writers and illustrators for children travelling to libraries across Western Sydney for a series of free events for local schools.

And don’t miss the chance to hear Australia’s Children’s Laureate, Jackie French, talk about ‘magic’ books or bestselling children’s author Mem Fox discussing how stories are made.

Download a digital version of our brochure here, or simply use the buttons on the right to explore.

We hope you can join us on our big new adventure.


Best wishes,

Jeanmarie Morosin

Sydney Writers’ Festival Head of Children’s Programs


This event is now sold out. Please contact the Seymour Centre directly regarding booking or venue queries. Event details as follows:

When       Thursday 13 November, 7.30pm 
Where      York Theatre | Seymour Centre
Price        $28 + bf / $24 + bf (concession)

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