What is Scribblers Festival Family Weekend?
A FREE festival celebrating literature & arts for young people, including inspiring talks by authors & illustrators from around the world, hands-on creative activities for all ages, Book Dr Prescriptions, a venue devoted to YA lit (The YA Collective), a Mother's Day Market on Sunday featuring local bakeries, free flower jars for Mum, and custom calligraphy. Did we mention food trucks, great coffee, and magic that stays with you all year long?
Who should attend?
"Kids" of all ages who love children's and YA books, parents/grandparents looking for activities to inspire their children and nurture a love of reading and creativity.
When does the magic happen?
Scribblers Festival Family Weekend has sessions and activities all weekend long during 11-12 May. Special features include The YA Collective which is all day on 11 May, and the Mother's Day Market which is Sunday Morning from 10am-12pm.
Where do I go?
The Festival takes place in and around The Goods Shed, just off the Claremont Train Station.
How do I attend?
Check out our interactive program, or download the PDF here to see the schedule of events. There are free activities to join all weekend long - all you have to do is show up! We don’t take bookings for free sessions, we recommend arriving early to grab your spot.
Attendance to The YA Collective is free, just reserve your spot by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We do have a few ticketed workshops still available, which you can book here.
the golden feather
We've hidden hundreds of feathers in library books around Western Australia. Head to the children's and YA section of your library and keep an eye out for special feather bookmarks hidden inside.
Whoever finds a rare and special Golden Feather wins a fabulous prize, including a VIP pass to the 2019 Scribblers Festival and an iPad. Silver Feather finders will also win some literary prizes, and if you find a white feather make sure you decorate it and share it on social media for the chance to win a spot prize.
Find out which libraries are participating here
All good stories start somewhere….
"Absolutely sensationally amazing"
"I would like to figure out how dreams are created…"
“I like the poem where you could find a lion under your toast. Maybe I could find a shark fin in my glass of milk!”
"It made me feel like I want to draw and write more."
"Safe and relaxed, the Scribblers Festival was the best!"
This feedback came from youngsters who attended the inaugural Scribblers Festival of literature and arts for young people. Children who opened up new worlds: of words and writing and books and podcasts and pictures. Worlds of ambition, imagination, self-belief and storytelling. Children who met leading authors and poets and illustrators and came away saying… I want to do that too.
We launched our inaugural Scribblers Festival in May 2018 to nearly 10,000 wide-eyed kids, parents, and teachers. Learn more about who we are, why we're here, and how we celebrate the magic of storytelling.
A.F. Harrold Likes Baths
Listen to one of our favourite 2018 Scribblers Authors AF Harrold interviewed by our 2018 Junior Podcast team. More interviews are available on Soundcloud
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