Community invited to this year’s Once Upon a Festival: 3 & 4 November
We are delighted our event ‘Once Upon a Festival’ is back for its second year, a literary festival for South Australian school students
This year with reduced COVID restrictions, we will enjoy Australia’s leading authors and illustrators for school-aged young people face-to-face on campus.
And we are excited to involve the whole community to enjoy the festivities with a Community Gala on campus on Thursday 3 November
Once Upon a Festival is 3 – 4 November 2022 at Immanuel College featuring over 20 presenters and 100+ different workshops, talks and performances.
Once Upon a Festival is unique in South Australia and attracts schools from across the state with some of Australia’s finest established and emerging writers and artists in two days of live & virtual workshops and book talks.
Once Upon a Festival is targeted at school students from Years 3 –11 and aims to empower and engage young readers.
This is an Immanuel College event, in partnership with Immanuel Primary School, City of West Torrens & QBD Books.
Our vision for Once Upon a Festival is to generate a lifelong love of literature by providing an affordable educational festival for young people in South Australia.
HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED?
Community Gala – Thursday 3 November 530pm – 830pm, The Pavillion Senior School Lawn
This free community event is for the whole family and will be a night of festivities with a fairground atmosphere to celebrate the written word and the wonders it brings to both young and old.
Activities for all ages, live music & entertainment, food trucks, street performers, meet the authors, bookshop, book signings and so much more. More details to come. Its free but bookings are essential at https://events.humanitix.com/immanuel-college-once-upon-a-festival-community-gala
The Great Book Swap
The team at Once Upon a Festival are excited to be part of The Great Book Swap; a fantastic way to celebrate reading locally while raising funds for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation. During the Festival, students can select a favourite book in exchange for a gold coin donation. But we need Book Donations! Please consider donating your pre-loved books to the Great Book Swap – books can be dropped off to the Immanuel College Library on weekdays during term between 8:30am – 4:30pm or contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have books to donate!
Schools Program Highlights
The line-up features outstanding local authors and illustrators on campus – for many students, arrangements have been made for them to participate in some of the exciting and engaging Festival talks and workshops through their school during lesson time.
The program features many well-known names, here’s just a sample:
- Joel McKerrow (Australia’s most successful, internationally touring performance poets)
- Megan Daley (Author of the bestselling book ‘Raising Readers’)
- Jaclyn Moriarty (Best-selling author of novels for children, young adults including The Extremely Inconvenient Adventures of Bronte Mettlestone and The Stolen Prince of Cloudburst.)
- Andrew Joyner (Illustrator of Dr Suess’s Horse Museum)
- Tristan Bancks (Ginger Meggs, Two Wolves, The Fall, Detention, the Tom Weekly series and Nit Boy.)
- Jaqueline Harvey (Alice-Miranda series, Clementine-Rose series)
- George Ivanoff (The Survival Guides, You Choose books)
- Adam Cece (award-winning best-selling author of children’s books, including Wesley Booth Super Sleuth, Twin Spin and the hilarious Huggabie Falls series)
AND MANY MANY MORE
See https://ouaf.immanuel.sa.edu.au/ for the full program
We look forward to receiving your support and participation in 2022 Once Upon a Festival – there’s something for everyone this year.