We have plenty to offer children and young adults coming to the Willy Lit Fest. Starting with Leigh Hobbs, there’s a drawing workshop for children aged six to 11 years on Saturday 13 June from 10.30am-11.30am. Hobsons Bay Libraries will run a free (no bookings required) Story Time at 10.30am to 11.15am at Williamstown, suitable for pre-schoolers over two years of age.

Author Alice Pung will discuss her book Laurinda on Saturday at 2.00pm to 3.00pm.

Young adults interested in a behind the scenes peek into how books come to be will also enjoy the I Write. You Draw session (2.00pm to 3.00pm) with local author Claire Saxby and illustrator Mark Wilson. Claire will write a story and Mark will explore ideas to illustrate it.

On Sunday morning there’s an hour of fabulous mayhem with Andy Griffiths from 10.30am-11.30am (signings after).

Young adults can listen to the Bayside College Debate on Sunday 14 June at 10.30am, enjoy free Kamishibai:Stories on a Bike with Jackie Kerin at 12.00pm to 1.00pm  or hear John Marsden in the afternoon at 2.00pm, talking about his new book for adults, South of Darkness.

Young People