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Beyond the Page literary festival at libraries for the school holidays

Press Release – Hutt City Council

Get prepared for a festival of literary proportions. Beyond the Page Children & Youth Literary Festival is bringing a packed programme of more than 100 free events to surprise, entertain and inspire young people throughout the Wellington region during the winter school holidays.

Local children and youth are invited to journey through different aspects of storytelling, creating experiences for them to immerse themselves in the literary world, explore their own stories and express their creativity.

Events include Te Reo Māori storytelling presented by Te Reo Wainene o Tua, Rainbow Storytimes with local drag kings and queens, Tales From the Royal New Zealand Ballet with Sir Jon Trimmer, as well as workshops on zines, creative writing, manga and costuming. There’s something for all ages.

The festival kicks off with Pancakes & Poetry on 8 July where children and youth can come along and get expressive with words in exchange for a pancake.

Beyond the Page runs from 8-23 July and is a collaboration between Hutt City, Upper Hutt City and Wellington City Libraries, with a combined goal to immerse young people (ages 4-18) throughout the region in the world of story.

All events are free, but some require registrations. For more information seewww.beyondthepage.nz.

Press release from Upper Hutt City Council
Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
Beyond the Page Children & Youth Literary Festival is bringing a packed programme of more than 100 free events to surprise, entertain, and inspire young people throughout the Wellington region during the winter school holidays.

Local children and youth are invited to journey through different aspects of storytelling, creating experiences for them to immerse themselves in the literary world, explore their own stories, and express their creativity.

Beyond the Page runs from 8 – 23 July and has been developed by Upper Hutt City, Hutt City, and Wellington City Libraries. They’ve come together with a combined goal to immerse young people (ages 4 – 18) throughout the region in the world of story. Events will be held across the three cities for the duration of the festival.

Events include Te Reo Māori storytelling presented by Te Reo Wainene o Tua, Rainbow Storytimes, Tales from the Royal New Zealand Ballet with Sir Jon Trimmer, as well as workshops on zines, creative writing, manga, and costuming. There’s something for all ages.

The festival kicks off with Pancakes & Poetry at Upper Hutt’s Expressions Whirinaki Arts and Entertainment Centre, Petone Community Library, and Wellington Central Library, on 8 July, at 11:00 am where children and youth can come along and get expressive with words in exchange for a pancake.

All events are free, but some require registration. For more information and a full programme of events, go to www.beyondthepage.nz.

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