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Treat for young fans of books

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Glen Griffiths, Joe Taylor and Rex Benson will be dressed up as the Mad Hatter, Captain Hook and The Dormouse during Telling Tales in Balingup this weekend, which aims to celebrate story telling from the writing to the reading of books.
Camera IconGlen Griffiths, Joe Taylor and Rex Benson will be dressed up as the Mad Hatter, Captain Hook and The Dormouse during Telling Tales in Balingup this weekend, which aims to celebrate story telling from the writing to the reading of books. Credit: Tari Jeffers / Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

Young book lovers will descend on the region from Saturday for the annual Telling Tales in Balingup event.

The two-day festival from 10am to 4pm will see book characters come to life as event organisers, volunteers and Balingup community members dress in costume for a range of book-related activities.

Event co-organiser Helen Christensen said she was hoping for a “huge enthusiastic” response from children.

“It’s great to get children involved in reading and writing,” she said.

“We have a very good program with varied activities for children aged 4-14.”

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Activities include story telling sessions, creative writing workshops, a grand parade from 12.30pm on Saturday, kite making, a play and WA authors and illustrators workshops.

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