Presented by Autumn Authors

The Yarra Ranges Children’s Writers Festival
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Stories Up High is a festival of ideas, imagination, and laughter. It includes a range of author talks, including two of the biggest names in children’s literature, David Walliams and Andy Griffiths! There will be exhibitions, movies, storytelling, competitions, cooking, writing, gardening, reading, and train rides.

Something for everyone

This Festival has something for everyone. Whether you are a child, or the parent of a child, or the grandparent, or aunt, uncle, or friend, there is an event for you! Visit iconic venues throughout the beautiful Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley during autumn, when they are at their very best!

Finding Your Voice in VCE

Also, don’t miss our program for VCE students.

Book early as events will sell out.

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    Dreamtime story-telling with Murrindindi and Aunty Dot
    10 May 2015
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    Wurundjeri, also known as the Yarra Yarra tribe, was one of the three tribes that shared the Upper Yarra and Healesville areas.
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    David Walliams: The New Roald Dahl
    12 May 2015
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    David Walliams is an award-winning and internationally successful children’s author.
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    Creative Writing and Garden Cooking with Shannon Bennett
    14 May 2015
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    An opportunity for children to take part in a kitchen garden cooking experience at Burnham Beeches.
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    Stories Up High with Andy Griffiths
    17 May 2015
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    Stories Up High is a day filled with with imagination, laughter, and fun in the beautiful grounds of Skyhigh.
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    Kelly
    21 May 2015
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    Ned Kelly sits in a grimy cell at Old Melbourne Gaol on the night before his execution. His brother and fellow gang member Dan.
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    Reading and Digging with Mr Peabody
    23 May 2015
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    Come to the magnificent Cloudehill Gardens with its rooms full of late flowering plants and Autumn colours.
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    Find your voice in VCE with Cate Kennedy
    23 May 2015
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    Are you an aspiring writer and want your readers to enter into the world you are creating?
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    Hansel and Gretel & Opera Australia
    23 May 2015
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    Introduce your children to the magic of opera through Opera Australia’s delightful production of one of the best loved Brothers Grimm tales,...
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    Rebecca Starford and Emilie Zoey Baker
    24 May 2015
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    Rebecca Starford and Emily Zoey Baker at Burrinja, Upway...
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    Classic stories on film at The Memo, Healesville
    09 May 2015
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    Classic stories on film at Memo Hall Healesville...
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    Andy Griffiths exhibition
    08 May 2015
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    Don’t miss the first ever totally awesome exhibition of Andy Griffiths “secret stuff”!
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    It's a Slam-off with Emilie Zoey Baker
    24 May 2015
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    Slam... Poetry with Emilie Zoey Baker