WHO IS THIS RUSS?
Presented by Sydney Writers' Festival, Russ the Story Bus is a creative space where children can browse a library full of the latest children's books, swap a pre-loved book for a new favourite, listen to a story or hear authors and illustrators talk about their craft.
BUT WHAT'S ALL THE FUSS ABOUT RUSS?
The thing is, Russ is no ordinary bus. With his exterior covered in artwork by a leading children’s book illustrator and his interior designed by an award-winning architect firm, he’s actually pretty fancy. The other thing is, Russ has a belly full of books for children of all ages and he needs to lighten the load by giving some away.
WHERE IS RUSS GOING?
Russ is hitting the road, visiting a different primary or high school in Greater Western Sydney every weekday throughout the month of November. Friday visits include an author talk by a leading Australian children’s book writer or illustrator. Please note: school bookings are now closed.
IS RUSS MAKING PUBLIC APPEARANCES?
Yes! You can catch Russ at the following locations:
We're disappointed to let you all know that due to weather conditions damaging the Parramatta Eels training fields at North Parramatta, the Russ the Story Bus event scheduled for Sunday, November 8, has been cancelled.
Blaxland Riverside Park, Sydney Olympic Park, Jamieson Street, Newington.
November 15, 9am - 12pm
Featuring story time with leading Australian authors and illustrators.
Also, Sydney Writers’ Festival and WestWords proudly present Russ at the following:
Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, 597 High St, Penrith.
November 22, 10am - 1:30pm
Featuring Elizabeth Honey, Deborah Abela, Libby Gleeson, Darren Dale, Felicity Castagna, Kylie Fornasier, Maryam Masters.
Narellan Public Library, Elyard St, Narellan.
November 28, 10am - 1:30pm at
Featuring Wai Chim, Richard Harland, Claire Zorn, Elizabeth Honey, Duncan Ball, and a poetry session with Western Sydney poets (The Disappearing) in collaboration with Red Room Company.
RUSS THE STORY BUS WILL BE VISITING OVER 30 SCHOOLS ACROSS
GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY IN NOVEMBER
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Illustration by Gus Gordon.