Scribblers is Western Australia’s favourite writing and literature event for young people, brought to life by cultural non-profit FORM
with the support of our amazing partners across Western Australia.
We run lots of events for young people and the young at heart, including an amazing Scribblers Family Festival
in the Perth CBD during October, a writing competition, the Golden Feather Hunt
, and a Scribblers on the Road
The Festival brings together authors, illustrators and other storytellers Australia and beyond to empower and engage young readers through interactive sessions and workshops. This year, we’ve moved to a new home in the Perth CBD and will be hosting our Festival on the 28th and 29th of October, 2023.
In the lead up to the Festival, over 15,000 feather-shaped bookmarks are scattered throughout public libraries across Western Australia, with five rare Golden Feathers waiting to be found by lucky young readers as part of the annual Golden Feather Hunt
. The Hunt begins on Monday the 4th of September, 2023
, so prepare to get reading!
We also encourage young writers to tell their own stories for a chance to win The Golden Pen Writing Award
, open to young people in Years 4 – 12.
This year, we’ve also launched an exciting new initiative: Scribblers on the Road
. This travelling program features creatives from Australia and beyond, as well as inspiring local talent, who spend several days visiting schools and libraries across the region and presenting a huge free Family Fun Day. This year, we’re visiting the Pilbara! Sound like fun? Don’t miss any of the action!