What is Scribblers Festival?

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 travelling program.

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 annualGolden 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!  

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Why Was SCRIBBLERS Created?

We developed it as a public celebration of  FORM’s Creative Learning program. Our primary objective is to instill the importance of books and creativity in children’s lives, as tools to help them thrive in, understand, and communicate with the world around them.

How Was Scribblers Brought to Life?

Scribblers Festival is an initiative of FORM: Building a State of Creativity, and it couldn’t exist without the help of our many valued partners, providing funding, venues, time, effort, and people power. A million thanks to those below and the incredible educators, parents, creatives, and private donors for supporting the power of creativity!

Partners & Donors

Scribblers Family Festival 2023 Partners

Government Partners
Creative Thinker
With thanks to Cathedral Square.

Scribblers On The Road 2023 Partners

Government Partners
Vibrant Creative Partner
Supporting Partner

FRONT 2023 Partners

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Scribblers Festival is run by a small, passionate team and we always appreciate a helping hand. The Festival needs you to help spread the magic of storytelling. We’re on the lookout for Volunteers for the 2023 Festival offerings. It’s a great opportunity to gain work experience on a major event, connect with fellow creatives, and perhaps even meet a favourite author or artist!
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All Festival venues are wheelchair accessible

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