Family Festival of Words

Day 3 ~ Word Festival Toowoomba

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Sunday the 5th of June

Date and time
Sun., 5 June 2022   10:00 am – 4:00 pm AEST

Cost $15 per Session


Toowoomba City Library and Civic Square
155 Herries Street Toowoomba City, QLD 4350

Family Festival of Words

Join us for presentations, picnics, word competitions, book readings, sales and signings. Fun for all ages!

About This Event

A diverse range of practical workshops and writers, readers and word lover presenters in the Toowoomba City Library Community Meeting Rooms and free performances in Civic Square throughout the day.

Tickets to the workshops are $15 per person, per session. A description of each session is below – select your session/s at checkout.

Session 1: 10-10.50am

a) Why Not You? Writing Your Memoir with Stacy Nottle

b) Illustrator Workshop with Lawrey Goodrick

Session 2: 11.00-12.10pm

a) Zines Practical Workshop with Frankie

b) Benny The Bin Chicken with Terese Eglington

c) My Two Blankets with Irena Kobald – walking in two worlds (8 spaces only available, 11.00-11.30am)

Session 3: 11.30- 12.00pm

a) My Two Blankets with Irena Kobald – walking in two worlds (8 spaces only available)

Session 4: 12.15-12.45pm

a) Haiku Workshop with Craig Lincoln

b) My Two Blankets with Irena Kobald – walking in two worlds (8 spaces only available)

Session 5: 12.30- 1.30pm

a) First Nations Art Workshop with Nyssa Weribone

Session 6: 1.30-2.30pm

a) Tinkering with Art with Alex Stalling

b) Ability Belongs to All of Us with Josh Marshall, Dr Sharon Boyce and Liz Derouet

c) Redefining the Competitive Edge in Business – The Rugby Mindset, with Katrina Wilson

Session 7: 2.30-3.30pm

a) FAKE – an online interview with Stephanie Wood and Emma Mactaggart

b) Let’s Get Published Workshop with Kirsty Ogden (2.30-4pm)

A portion of sales from this event will benefit Toowoomba Hospital Foundation.

Festival Family Day Session – Civic Square

10.00 – 10:30 Children’s Drama Presentation 

Kim Foale – Creative Arts

Toowoomba Regional Library  First Five Forever Team – all day plus competitions galore

Indigenous Creative Arts Festival Highlight feature
    • Mirii Bell performance 10.30-12.00 noon
    • Jacki Ferro and Aunty Rhonda Collard (readings) 9.30-10.00
    • Josh Waters and Kerry Canning; Lisa-May Rossington (Red Sand Sisters) – gifts from the earth – stalls
    • Kim Walmsley art tells the story – 12.30-1.30pm (in library)
Bush Poetry

“Pooh Bear has a Picnic” Children’s readings from all the children’s book authors on site in front of their stalls – bring a picnic rug, your favourite bears or toys, lunch, drinks and a BIG SMILE

    • First Fives Forever children’s fun with TRC Library Team
    • Gill Wells
    • Aunty Rhonda and Jackie Ferro
    • Terese Eglington
    • Irena Kobald
    • Jane Smith – plus colouring competition
Word Competitions and Fun
    • Message in a Bottle  -$2 mystery messages
    • Poetree (Arts language) – Leaf poetry competition from the Street Art in Ruthven Street
    • Haiku Competitioin – hosted by TR Library
    • Carly Mills Series Competition – in Community Meeting Rooms
    • Limerick Competition 
    • Gelatissimo Gelato Naming Competition

Competition Winners Announced at 2pm

Author Stalls

Toowoomba Hospital Foundation | Kim Foale | Terese Eglington | Kathleen Kelly | Jack Roney | Gill Wells | Jacki Ferro, Aunty Rhonda | Jane Smith | Sharron Lindh – Mirii Bell/Kerry Canning | Writers Groups | Irena Kobald


Caffeine Coffee Van and Multicultural Food Vans will be present on the day.