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THE Snowy Mountains Readers Writers Children's Festival 2014 is being held on Easter Saturday, April 19 at two venues, Rydges Horizons and Banjo Paterson Park, Jindabyne.

This cultural festival is specifically aimed at encouraging children and young adults in creative writing, artistic expression and performance.

It also gives children the opportunity to meet authors of some of their favourite books and attend workshops to help them with their own creative writing.

Special guest authors include Jackie French, Australian National Children's Laureate for 2014, author of "How to Speak Dinosaur and Wombat" and young adult writer, Tonya Alexander, author of teenage trilogy, "Nymph".

Another four Australian authors will be attending, all holding workshops throughout the day and include Sandy Mackinnon, author of "the Unlikely Voyage of Jack de Crow", Mark Carthew, author of "The Moose is Loose", local playwright and author Gill Wilson, "Rosie Trout" a Trout Opera and Sulari Gentill, author of "Greek Odyssey".

Both venues will be running events simultaneously and include workshops, performances and author talks.

There will be many free events and others can be attended for a minimal fee of a gold coin or up to $10.

Jindabyne Lions Club will be putting on a barbeque so you can make it a day out for all the family.

Special guest agenda is as follows:

Jackie French

- 9.30am-10.30am How to Speak Dinosaur and Wombat.

- 11am-12pm The Girl from Snowy River and The Road to Gundagai.

- 2pm-3pm 10 Reasons Not to Eat a Book.

Tonya Alexandra

-11am-12pm Love Oracles.

The program is available from Snowprint Bookshop, Jindabyne and Cooma Library.

For events that require booking numbers, please call Snowprint Bookshop to register your name, phone: 6457 1115.

For further information. please check out the website,

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