writing competition

Andy Griffiths

What:  As part of this children’s afternoon enter a literary world of fun and be entertained by a performance from the Dreaming Space and Ruccis Circus. Come and learn circus skills, write poems under trees, and enjoy storytelling fun.  Spend the second half of the afternoon with Andy Griffiths in his zany storytelling world in Olinda’s beautiful Rhododendron Gardens. At the end of the event Andy will be available for book signings. Books are available for purchase on the day.

When: Saturday 11th May 2.30pm – 5pm.

Where: Rhododendron Gardens, The Georgian Road, Olinda (Melways ref: 66 K6)

How much: $35 or $30 per child for 2 or more children. Children must be accompanied by an adult who does not pay.

Suitable for children from 7 – 12 but children as young as 5 and as old as 14 will also enjoy.

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The Event

Join one of Australia’s most popular (and funniest) writers, Andy Griffiths on an afternoon filled with hilarious stories and unexpected twists. Andy will have you laughing as he regales you with his stories and tells you the secret behind his zany plot-lines. Even better, you’ll have a chance to make up a story with Andy with one of the worst/grossest/silliest endings you’ve ever heard. Along the way, Andy will merrily answer questions about anything from flat cats and zombie bums to 26 storey tree-houses.

As part of this children’s afternoon there will two circuses; the Dreaming Space and Ruccis. Come and play, dance, sing, laugh, and learn to juggle and spin a poi around. Earn your stamps to entry Andy’s zany world storytelling in the beautiful Rhododendron Gardens. At the end of the event Andy will be available for book signings. This afternoon of action packed fun is especially for children aged between 5 and 10 years old.

Andy Griffiths

Andy Griffiths is one of Australia’s best known and best loved children’s authors. His books have sold more than 5 million copies around the world. Andy began his working life as an English teacher and a publisher/editor of educational books and is now the author of more than 20 bestselling titles including the JUST! series, the Bum Trilogy, the BAD books, the Schooling Around series, A&T’s Wonderful World of Stupidity, The 13-Storey Treehouse and The 26-Storey Treehouse all illustrated by Terry Denton. Visit Andy’s website.

The Rhododendron Gardens

Soak in the beauty of rich bark textures, seed capsules, foliage shapes and beautiful fragrance as you stroll through the grounds. Please bring a blanket or a groundsheet to sit on.

View the Rhododendron Gardens map.


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