Festival Opening

Location: Thirroul District Community Centre & Library 352-358 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Thirroul.


Time Description
17:00 – 19:00

Children’s  “PJ and Pizza Party”

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Target age: 8-12 years, siblings welcome

Children move between a series of stations around the library – directed by library staff.

At each station, one of 6 different guests is situated, offering book signings and a simple relevant activity/craft/mini writing activity

Book signings with author


19:30 – 22:00
Festival opening program 7.30pm – 10:00pm
A smorgasbord of music and words to start the 2017 Thirroul Readers and Writers Festival!
Welcome from Committee
Welcome to Country given by Richard Davis
David Malouf is a Lifetime Ambassador for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) and will speak about what the Foundation does  to reduce the disadvantage experienced by children in very remote indigenous communities across Australia and their focus on improving literacy rates and instilling a lifelong love of reading.
Sally Forth – a local 4 part a cappella group with a selection of eclectic (mostly) unaccompanied songs


JEFF APTER  will launch his new book

High Voltage; the life of Angus Young ACDC’s Last Man Standing

As well as talk about the book and sign copies afterwards/



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