Storytelling. Characters. Plot twists. Beginnings, middles, and ends.
From YA fiction to the children's comic, new annual festival Scribblers has the words and pictures, authors and illustrators to go full volume with young Australians' favourite books.
With a program especially for schools, and lots of activities for families,
we’re opening up a whole new chapter in celebrating literature.
Scribblers Festival was dreamed up as part of FORM’s Creative Learning Program. Developed with the input of internationally recognised creativity expert Paul Collard, the Creative Learning Program seeks to work with children and young adults in equipping them with the skills and confidence to approach the challenges of a changing world.
Here are a few of the Australian and international authors and illustrators who’ll bring literature to life in workshops and readings.
PJ Lynch is Ireland’s fourth Children’s Literature Laureate (Laureate na nÓg). He is an internationally acclaimed children’s book illustrator, who has been awarded the Christopher Medal three times, and the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal twice. Recent titles include Patrick and the President, and The Boy Who Fell off the Mayflower, which is the first book PJ has also written.
Sarah Laing is a writer, comics artist, illustrator, and creative writing tutor. Her most recent book is Mansfield and Me: A Graphic Memoir, published by VUP, and longlisted for the Ockham book awards. Her fiction includes The Fall of Light, Dead People’s Music, and Coming Up Roses, published by Penguin Random House. She lives in Wellington with her family.
Find a golden feather and win! Hundreds of feather-shaped bookmarks
have been hidden in children’s and young adult books in participating libraries across Western Australia. But there are only five golden feathers. Will you find a golden feather?
Stocked with online worksheets, guides and audio-visual materials, to help teachers spark stories in the classroom, all year round.