The students are so lucky to have Jan (Yarn) Wositzky—storyteller, writer & musician, ‘the ultimate yarnspinner’—coming to run a workshop and some story theatre as part of the Queenscliffe Literary Festival 2020.
A music and story workshop for Junior Grades who are studying Family & Local History. With his banjo Jan teaches a song about family, tells his family stories from the song and talk about how to question parents and grandparents about your family story.
THE GO-BETWEEN: William Murrungurk Buckley
Through the amazing story of escaped convict William Buckley (1780–1856) this show tells the story of the first attempted white settlement on Port Phillip (1803), of the Wathaurong people of the Geelong with whom Buckley lived for 32 years as Murrungurk, and then of Melbourne’s beginning—where Buckley became the go-between, dealing with John Batman and his attempts to buy the land off the Wurundjeri people and the other colonists such as John Fawkner.
The children are all in for a huge treat when award-winning children’s novelist and illustrator, Martine Murray comes to visit as a part of the Queenscliffe Literary Festival 2020.
Martine will focus on introducing students to some of her age-appropriate picture story books. She will read, illustrate and about how the books and characters were developed and then do a creative drawing activity. This session is aimed at encouraging children to read, write and draw.
Queenscliffe Community Market and Queenscliff Point Lonsdale Community Enterprise