This is a wonderful Nanaimo event for kids and adults alike! The Vancouver Island Children’s Book Festival features and invites renowned authors and illustrators from all over Canada to come and share their work, tell the stories behind their creations and lives, and encourage and inspire youth via art and literature.
Presentations on the day of are divided into three-minute sessions of 45 minutes each. Some of these presentations may incorporate technology or story blankets into their storytelling while others may be bouncing around. All presentations are interactive and audience participation is highly encouraged!
There are lots to do otherwise, especially for the kids, with activities during lunch hour ranging from face painting and dressing up to making puppets and blowing bubbles. And of course, books are available for purchase throughout the event. Stick around at the end of the day to give the kids a chance to meet their favourite presenters AND have their brand new books autographed by them!
Tickets to the event can be purchased online at the official website – see below.
Event Name: Vancouver Island Children’s Book Festival
Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017
Time: 10:15am to 3pm
Location: Diana Krall Plaza, 125 Front Street, Nanaimo
Contact: Laura Foran
Official website: http://www.bookfest.ca/