In 2019, ten book enthusiasts aged 10 – 12 will curate their own program of literary sessions for Writers Week Family Day.
Our Kid Curators work with local, national and international authors and illustrators. Across two days of workshops, curators learn all the skills they need to design and present sessions at Writers Week. They’re in charge of the whole program, including designing the format for the sessions, deciding who will appear and developing questions to ask each guest. We also look at microphone technique and research the biography of each guest to develop interesting introductions!
In 2018 our Kid Curators interviewed authors like Maggie Beer, Sofie Laguna, Josie Boyle and Gabrielle Wang! Author Davina Bell said ‘I thought the Curated By Kids program was one of the best sessions I’ve ever been involved with’ and Maggie Beer’s agent said ‘The session … was fantastic! Maggie loved it.’ We can’t wait to reveal the full line up of Curated by Kids sessions for 2019.
Let us introduce our 2019 Curators.
Anna is 11 years old and her favourite author is J K Rowling.
Imogen is 11 years old. She doesn’t really have a favourite author because she reads so many books that she changes her mind all the time.
Sophia is 12 years old. Her favourite author is Catherine Rundell. Sophia is not just a reader – she has also written 8,000 words of her first novel!
Lilian is 11 years old. Her favourite authors include Robin Stevens (of the Murder Most Unladylike series), Rick Riordan, Sean Tan and Connie Glynn (of the Undercover Princess series).
Sophie is 11. Her favourite author is Jennifer Donnelly, especially the Waterfire Saga series.
Jacob is 11 years old. His favourite author is Kazu Kibuishi who wrote (and also illustrated) the Amulet graphic novel series.
Amelie is 11 years old. Her favourite author is Judith Rossell, especially the Stella Montgomery series.
Jack is nearly 10 years old. His favourite author is Tony Wilson, because he loves football almost as much as Jack does!
Zach is nine years old (almost ten). Like a lots of readers, his favourite author is J K Rowling.
When: Sun 24 Feb
Where: Writers Week Hub