Word Feast in the Schools
Various Fredericton Schools | Tuesday-Friday, September 18-21
During school hours | Free!
Each day from Tuesday to Friday, festival authors will be visiting Fredericton schools to engage students with an exciting blend of humour, wordplay and imaginative storytelling. Authors will read from their work, talk about experiences with the writing process, and inspire students to pursue their own creativity.
Please note: Word Feast in the Schools events will be exclusive to students and staff of respective schools and closed to the public.
Saturday Morning Spectacular!
Beaverbrook Art Gallery, 703 Queen Street | Saturday, September 22
10am-12pm | Free!
Every kid loves Saturday morning! Word Feast is planning a spectacular Saturday celebrating creativity and the arts in New Brunswick. Hosted by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, this free event will combine music, books, and artwork to create a one-of-a-kind, fun-filled experience for children of all ages.
Come watch children’s authors weave their storytelling magic and see the gallery come to life, kick off your socks and dance along to live music or sketch your own masterpieces in an artist’s workshop for children (workshop seating is limited — first come, first serve!).
This year’s event boasts a lively reading by 2017 New Brunswick Book Award winners (Alice Kitts Award for Best Picture Book) Odette Barr, Colleen Landry, and Beth Weatherbee (authors of the Camelia Airheart series of picture books for children); a mysterious, fantasy-filled gallery tour by children’s author Wendy McLeod MacKnight; an illustration workshop by graphic novelist Roland Daigle; and musical performances by award-winning children’s entertainers Scotty and the Stars!
Art workshops will run from 10-11am, followed by readings, music, and more fun from 11am-12pm!