Children’s Week: Sunday Skating story time

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Date and time: Thursday 26 October 2023
Venue: The Function Room at The Delatite Hotel
Ticket price: FREE
Book with Trybooking or call Mim on 0407 664 202
Kids must be accompanied by an adult

This Children’s Week event is presented by Mansfield Readers And Writers Incorporated in partnership with the Victorian Government.

Story time fun with Andrea Rowe!

A kids and family event, with story sharing and activities based on Andrea Rowe’s new book Sunday Skating.

A fun event for the whole family.

In March this year, the same event, featruring Andrea’s award-winning picture book Jetty Jumping was a huge success. 

This event provides fun, inspiration and learning for children from 5 upwards. You’ll be in the safe hands of an expert storyteller!

Woman (Andrea Row) in yellow jumper holding up her childrens book called Sunday Skating, with a a wall of skates behind her.

About your workshop host

Andrea Rowe in grey cardigan and white tee shirt leaning against an ironbark tree and looking at the camera wit a smile.
Andrea Rowe

Andrea Rowe is an award-winning children’s author, ghost-writer and copywriter.

Her picture Jetty Jumping (Hardie Grant) won the 2022 Children’s Book Council of Australia, Picture Book of the Year for Early childhood.  Her book Sunday Skating was published in June and In the Rockpools will be published in December, with more on the way in 2024. Andrea’s the winner of the 2020 Hal Porter Short Story Award, 2nd place in the Mulga Bill Writing Award 2023, and Highly Commended for the 2022 Newcastle Short Story Award. Her writing features in the upcoming Teacher, Teacher anthology with Affirm Press.  A passionate advocate for contemporary Australian literature, Andrea’s the ‘author-in-conversation’ host with Sorrento’s Antipodes Books, the Founding President of Peninsula Writers’ Club, and the Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor’s Short Story Writing Award. In 2023 she was also awarded the Mornington Peninsula Official Seal for Citizen of the Year Nominee for her services to community and literacy.

Andrea lives on Bunurong Country, Victoria where she writes from her house in the sand dunes on a  blustery beach track.

The Jetty Jumping story time from our 2023 festival was a huge success!

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