Schools’ Program

School Program CLICK HERE!

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What to Expect

Opening

The Festival will be officially opened on Saturday 2nd September at the Ipswich Community Gallery where The Narelle Oliver Exhibition will be on display until 30th September.

Family Program:

This year the festival is offering a free program catering for families after school and is sponsored by Ipswich City Councillors.  Bookings are essential as seats are limited.  You can book up to 10 tickets per family.
There is one theatre performance that can be booked separately on the company’s websites. Please check the program for more details with THAT Production Company..

Getting there:
Ipswich Venues UBD Map 213 E16:
Ipswich Library, cnr East & South Sts. | Civic Centre, cnr Limestone and Nicholas Sts. | Ipswich Community Gallery, D’Arcy Doyle Place | Studio 188, 188 Brisbane St.
Parking information for Ipswich

What to bring

  • Adults must accompany all children.
  • Money to purchase books if desired.

Adult Program:

The adult program begins with a special FOILS (Friends of Ipswich Libraries) event on Sunday3rd September at Ipswich Central Library with Singapore based Shamnin Flint, author of the Inspector Singh mysteries.  This is followed by a two day conference at the Metro Hotel 9th – 10th September.  The program is designed for Teachers, Teacher-Librarians, Librarians, emerging writers and illustrators, readers and anyone with an interest in children’s literature.  It is an opportunity to mingle with the writers and illustrators on an informal basis.  Sessions will be both hands on and presentation style. All sessions are limited in number so book early to ensure a place.
A Steam Punk dinner will be held on the Saturday night with entertainment by some great talent we have lined up.

Getting there:
Ipswich Venues UBD Map 213 E16
Ipswich Central Library, cnr East & South Sts. | Ipswich Civic Centre, cnr Limestone and Nicholas Sts. | Ipswich Community Gallery, D’Arcy Doyle Place | Studio 188, 188 Brisbane St.

Parking information for Ipswich

What to bring

  • Money to purchase books if desired.
  • Writing materials.
  • Materials will be supplied for art workshops.

School Program:

The festival provides free sessions for both primary and secondary school students. Students have the opportunity to meet authors and illustrators, attend performances and exhibitions of illustration and take part in workshops. These are held at a number of venues around Ipswich.

To ensure a wide range of students are able to attend the festival, bookings can be made 9th – 16th June.  Allocations will then be made and you will be notified of your success and sent additional information via email.  Please note it is very difficult to accommodate all requests as bookings are generally greater than spaces available. Home school students and children with parents are also welcome to book into sessions. Bookings must be made from this website and one booking per class or group must be made, not multiple classes.

Venues for Literature Festival
Primary school aged children can meet authors and illustrators in central Ipswich at the Metro Hotel, Ipswich Central Library, Civic Centre venues, Ipswich Community Gallery, Masonic Hall, CWA Hall, Old Courthouse, RSL Hall, Uniting Church Hall, Studio 188 and Firestation 101 from 4 – 8 September. A high school program will be held at West Moreton Anglican College on Friday 8 September.

Toilets
All venues have toilet access, but the Ipswich Art Gallery will be opened early each morning from 9.15am to provide additional access. Additional portable toilets are bening planned.

Parking
Buses can park all day near Bill Patterson oval off Salisbury Road, Ipswich

Getting there:
Ipswich Venues UBD Map 213 E16 – Ipswich Central Library, cnr East & South Sts. | Ipswich Civic Centre, cnr Limestone and Nicholas Sts. | Masonic Hall, Roderick St. | CWA Hall, Limestone St | Ipswich Community Gallery, D’Arcy Doyle Place | Studio 188, 188 Brisbane St. | Old Courthouse, cnr. East & Roderick St. | RSL Hall, Nicholas St. | Ipswich Cinemas, Brisbane St. | Uniting Church Hall, Limestone St.
West Moreton Anglican College

What to bring

  • Nametags help presenters and supervisors to better manage sessions.
  • Adults must accompany all groups unless prior arrangements are made.
  • Bring your own lunches, including drinks.
  • Please note there are no water fountains at any venues
  • Money to purchase books if desired.
  • Writing pads to take notes optional. Materials will be supplied for workshops.

Book Shop
A Lot of Books will be set up at the Ipswich Civic Centre for Years 3-7 and in the Metro Hotel Ipswich International for Years P-2 from 4-8 September. It saves time if books are pre-ordered and then picked up prior to the first session. http://alotofbooks.com.au/

Insurance Information
IDTL Network has public liability insurance. All venues are as safe as is reasonably practicable. Visiting schools are reminded of their responsibility to conduct their own risk assessments and to mitigate risks that are reasonably foreseeable. Note that accompanying staff will have duty of care for their students while attending the festival.

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