Kelly Gardiner and Cate Kennedy on How To Get Your Kids Reading

September 24, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 5:50 pm

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Screens driving you up the wall? Two accomplished writers offer invaluable insights into how to get your offspring into reading.

Kelly Gardiner is a writer, editor and educator. Her current series is The Firewatcher Chronicles, time slip novels for readers 8-12. Her other books include The Sultan’s Eyes and Act of Faith, historical novels for young adults set during the time of the English Civil Wars and the Inquisition.

Festival favourite and regular, Cate Kennedy writes across most genres – fiction, poetry and non-fiction. Her short stories and essays regularly appear in magazines and literary journals. She is one of Australia’s most popular teachers of the short story form. Her novel, The World Beneath, her collections of short stories, including Dark Roots and Like a House on Fire.

Price: Free for kids/ adults $10

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are only releasing 50% of tickets now.

If those restrictions are lifted, we will release the remaining tickets 2 weeks before the festival.

So please don’t wait! If you want to attend, please book early. Thank you!



Literary Lounge (aka Senior Cits)
76 Vincent St. Daylesford,
Vic 3460 Australia


Words in Winter is an annual literary and arts festival held in August each year in the Hepburn Shire and surrounding districts.