Mem Fox at Mary Poppins Festival on Fraser Coast this month

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Mem FoxThis month’s Mary Poppins Festival will be sprinkled with Possum Magic, with acclaimed children’s author Mem Fox attending the annual celebration on the Fraser Coast.

The bestselling writer and Australian literary icon will host a number of sessions during the fortnight of music, art, film and performance in Maryborough - the birthplace of Mary Poppins author, PL Travers.

 

In honour of Mem’s visit, a Where is the Green Sheep party will be held at the Maryborough Library from 10am to 11am on Monday June 26 and in Hervey Bay Library on Tuesday June 27. For children aged 3-6, the party costs $2.70 per child with bookings at the library essential. Spaces are limited – bookings open Monday June 12.

The author will also host a number of free Storytime with Mem Fox sessions on Thursday June 29 and Friday June 30. Book via the Brolga Theatre for sessions including 9-9.30am for children 0-4, 10.30-11.15am for children 5-8 and 1-2pm for children 9-11.

On Thursday June 29th she will also be presenting to parents about why reading to children has changed their lives and tales of success from read aloud parents. The presentation is at the Brolga Theatre from 7pm, is free, but bookings are essential.

More information here

Mary Poppins, Maryborough

Photo: Andrew Tallon

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Deborah Dickson-Smith
Deborah Dickson-Smith
Deborah plays the mother role in a blended family of seven. She's a travel blogger, diver and passionate eco warrior. She has lived in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Edinburgh, London and now resides in Sydney’s northern beaches with her Brady Bunch-style family - all seasoned travellers. Follow Deborah on Twitter @where2nextblog or visit her blog, Where to Next?, all about travelling with teens and mid-life style.