Russ the story bus

Sydney Writers’ Festival’s Russ the story bus
Visiting Canberra schools 20 – 22 November 2018

Now in its fifth year Russ the story bus is part of a long-term Sydney Writers’ Festival strategy to inspire young readers by introducing them to authors and illustrators.

This year’s bus design is based on the book Love makes a family by Sophie Beer.

Russ is visiting four Canberra schools with author Damon Young who will share his work and ideas. Children can then select a book from the bus to keep.

The story bus has so far visited 167 primary schools in NSW, Victoria and the ACT, touring 20 authors and providing 18,000 children with a special experience of Australian literature.

Listen to Barbie’s interview with Amelia Rush, Sydney Writers’ Festival Head of Children and Young Adult Programs.