Scribblers festival

FORM Building a State of Creativity's Scribblers is a celebration of storytelling in all its forms for children and young people.  

We bring families together with storytellers from all over the world—graphic novelists, authors, oral storytellers, illustrators, cartoonists and more—to ignite curiosity and a love of learning in children and young people, helping them make sense of the world around and within them.  

We run the Scribblers Family Festival in the City of Perth, The YA Collective, The Golden Pen Writing Competition, the Golden Feather Hunt, and our travelling program Scribblers on the Road.

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What's On

We have a wonderful year of creative events and activities coming up in 2024.
Read on for what’s coming up next in the Scribblers story.


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Make curiosity part of your curriculum. Learn about Scribblers Festival just for schools, including our online Teachers' Lounge, which will be brimming with tools to use in the classroom before and after your visit.
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What’s happening at Scribblers HQ?

Due to recent COVID-19 regulations in WA, we have made the hard decision to postpone Scribblers Festival. The Schools Program will now be held 24-28 May 2021 at Subiaco Arts Centre and 31 May-1 June at The Regal Theatre. Our Family Weekend will be 29-30 May at Subiaco Arts Centre.

We are working hard to confirm the impacts this has on our programming schedule. We aim to keep the sessions as close to the current program as possible for easy transition to your child's age, though please note that some guest creatives may change due to availability and travel restrictions. We will advise of any programming changes as soon as we are able on our Interactive Program, emails, and social media channels - @scribblersfest on Instagram and Facebook.

Be sure to check out RELICS: Bricks of the New World at The Goods Shed in Claremont, an immersive exhibition by LEGO Masters Series 2 Winners Jackson Harvey and Alex Towler, which is still on display until 30 May 2021. With special offerings for schools, a free activity Workbook for every kid who enters, and some virtual treats available online, it is storytelling that is truly out of this world.

And don't miss the exhibition extension, Subiaco Street RELICS, which will now take place 24 May-20 June 2021 across Subiaco. Download your map here!‍

Want to help us celebrate the magic of storytelling? Join our amazing team of 2021 Volunteers!

watch & listen

Andy Griffiths
Listen to  Andy Griffiths chat to our teen podcaster Gabe Kaye about robotic battles, inspirational pets and the power of the 'butt' joke. Want to be a Teen Podcaster at Scribblers Festival 2021? Click here!