Discover the wonderful world of books with a selection of international and local authors and illustrators leading events that have all been designed with family fun in mind. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in hands on activities, see a performance and be part of a conversation or just sit back and be told a story in our Family Lounge. And you’ll be please to know the Book Doctors are back – ready and waiting with great reading recommendations for your next story adventure.


Check out the folowing events for your Writers Week Family fun –

Tape This: A performance by YA spoken word artist Steven Camden aka Polar Bear.
Sat 24Feb, 2.30 – 3.15pm
Amphitheatre, The University Club

The Book Doctor: Let the Book Doctors set you on the path to your next story adventure.
Sat 24 Feb and Sun 25 Feb, 9.30am – 5.30pm
The Courtyard, UWA

Story Land Sessions: Settle in as guest authors read you a story in a series of sessions across the weekend.
Sat 24 Feb and Sun 25 Feb
Upper Colannade, The University Club

Paper Bird Kombi: Celebrate books with a program of fun kids’ activities.
Sat 24 Feb and Sun 25 Feb, 9.30am – 5.30pm
The Courtyard, UWA

Tara Books Mural: Help the Tara Books team create a mural throughout Writers Week weekend.



Session 1 – 9.30-10.15am

Session 2 –10.45-11.30am 

Session 3 – 1pm-1.45pm 

Session 4 – 2.15pm-3pm 

Session 5 – 3.30pm- 4.15pm 


Session 1 – 9.30-10.15am 

Session 2 – 10.45-11.30am 

Session 3 – 12.30pm-1.15pm 

Session 4 – 1.45pm-2.30pm

The Sound of Picture Books: Hear a magic story come alive with pictures and music.
Sun 25 Feb, 11 – 11.45am and 12.15 – 1pm 
Octagon Theatre