Paper Bird Children's and YA bookstore opens in Freemantle
Last month I visited the two-week old Paper Bird Children's and YA bookstore in Freemantle. This amazing little gem has some grand plans for the future of kids & YA books in the local area - the info below is taken from their website...
We have an amazing array of children and young adult literature writers, illustrators & story tellers working on programs for children, young adults and grown ups who are keen to learn and have fun with writing stories, illustration, animation and story telling. Any more interested writers and artists interested in getting involved, just pop in or email Paper Bird.
Indigenous story telling in the shade of the courtyard tree will be an ongoing weekly feature at Paper Bird, for all ages, making strong connectiions with our local elders.
There will be book launches and book clubs for all ages. Also, French, German, Spanish, Italian children's book clubs can be hosted at Paper Bird. Along with other languages if people are interested.
Programs for children with special needs are planned too, making use of the incredible collection of books and art materials.
Samantha Hughes, illustrator resident at the story house already has a program in motion, check out: http://www.inklingarts.com.au.
A beanbag courtyard screening of Liliana Stafford's, "Amelia Ellicott's Garden" will enchant young and old - just waiting for a date to be set.
Plans are also afoot to hold a story festival at Paper Bird linked to the Fremantle Festival later in the year.