Ignition Kids Book Festival

2 - 4 November 2018

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Fire up your imagination at the only festival in South Island New Zealand dedicated exclusively to children’s books!
Bring the family to Dunedin City and enjoy three days of stories, magic, a tea party, crafts, films and fun with our very special guest authors and illustrators.

Presented by Ignition Kids Children’s Book Festival, a partnership with University Book Shop Otago and Dunedin Public Libraries

Pick up a programme from Dunedin Public Libraries, University Book Shop, or visit the Ignition Kids website www.ignitionkids.nz

Four venues in Dunedin City – see programme for details

FULL FESTIVAL PROGRAMME

FRIDAY 2 NOVEMBER

*Launching into Orbit: Children's Writing Workshops for Schools
MORNING & AFTERNOON SESSIONS IN THE DUNNINGHAM SUITE, DUNEDIN CITY LIBRARY, MORAY PLACE, DUNEDIN
School's register for your preferred session time.
Two session times:
Morning - 10am-midday
Afternoon - 12.30pm-2.30pm
Contact: Su Ikin, Youth Outreach Co-Ordinator, Dunedin Public Libraries Ph 474 3626, su.ikin@dcc.govt.nz
FREE

*Rocket Magic Bedtime Capers @ the UBS
Storytime and magical shenanigans at the University Book Shop with Gareth Ward, aka Wardini! Bookings not needed but helpful for planning to childrensroom@unibooks.co.nz
Friday 2nd November, 4.30pm-5.30pm
UNIVERSITY BOOK SHOP, 378 GREAT KING St, NORTH DUNEDIN
FREE

*Big Booklover's Blast Off Banquet!
Blast Off Ignition Three Course Buffet. Guest speaker: Children's author and TV current affairs presenter Miriama Kamo.
LIMITED NUMBERS.
Tickets $55 per person. Cash bar. Tickets from University Book Shop.
Friday 2 November, 7.00pm 
UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO STAFF CLUB, LEITH WALK, NORTH DUNEDIN


SATURDAY 3 NOVEMBER

*Ignition Kids Book Day
FAMILY FUN:
Bring the family for a great day with our very special guest authors and illustrators: stories, writing and amazing artworks, autographs, steam punk afternoon tea, and lots to do. Plus the UBS Otago Children’s Room special pop-up bookshop.
No need to book, just come along and enjoy!
FREE
DUNEDIN CITY LIBRARY, 230 MORAY PLACE, DUNEDIN

**STORY PIT: Story-time for the Young & Old
**GROUND FLOOR, CHILDREN'S LIBRARY
• 11am Robyn Belton & Miriama Kamo: reaching hands of friendship - Herbert the Brave Sea Dog in English & Te Reo
• 12 noon Gareth Ward: Traitors and Thieves
• 1pm Miriama Kamo: Stealing Stars
• 2pm Rachel McCoubrey: Making her own impact with St Clair Splash
• 3pm Barbara Else: Just get up and go - stories from Go Girls who just got up and went!

**THE CUBE: Meet the authors - Performances & talks by our guest Authors
GROUND FLOOR, PERFORMANCE SPACE
• 11.30am Gareth Ward: magical antics
• 12.30pm Miriama Kamo: tales from two worlds
• 1.30pm Pauline Vaeluaga Smith: plucking up the courage
• 2.30pm Raymond Huber: Sting-nition! The fascination with bees

**THE PLAZA: 3.30pm HIGH sTEAm
OUT FRONT ON THE LIBRARY PLAZA*
Shout 'HUZZAH' and celebrate Book Day with a cup of tea, bread & honey, and some Steam Punk action. Post-Ignition wind-down with Steam Punk Tea Duelling and other shenanigans by the Gasworks Guild of Gadgeteers.
*alternative location will be advised if weather is poor
PLUS:
• Taking the Sting out of Bees: Real Live Interactive Bee Hive
• Maker Space - stuff to do throughout the day. Crafts, art & Colouring for all ages
• Facepainting station - make a grand entrance with some crazy face art!

Wait! There's more...


FOR THOSE WITH A PASSION FOR CHILDREN'S LITERACY AND LITERATURE:
**IGNITE! Children's Literature Forum
Panel Discussion on children's literature by some of NZ's best literary rocket launchers, sparking, tending and exploding the flame of reading.
Saturday 3rd November, 2pm
Dunningham Suite, 4th Floor

Panellists:
• Pauline Smith
• Gareth Ward
• Miriama Kamo
• Barbara Else (CHAIR)

SUNDAY 4TH NOVEMBER

*Ignition Kids Book Festival: Stories in pictures
Children’s book fun at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. A great day out with a movie showing of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox, and art activities for the whole family.
Presented by Dunedin Public Art Gallery in association with Ignition Kids Children’s Book Festival, a partnership with University Book Shop Otago and Dunedin Public Libraries
For full details, pick up a programme from Dunedin Public Libraries, University Book Shop, or visit the Ignition Kids website www.ignitionkids.nz

• Storyboard in the Playspace: 10am-4pm
• Film Screening: 2pm
DUNEDIN PUBLIC ART GALLERY, 30 THE OCTAGON, DUNEDIN
FREE


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