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What is Scribblers Festival?

Scribblers Festival is an annual festival of literature and arts for young people, brought to life by cultural non-profit FORM with the support of our amazing Partners across Western Australia. With programming just for Schools, a free weekend for the whole Family, and mini-events throughout the year, Scribblers Festival invites young people and the young at heart to celebrate the magic of storytelling.

The Festival brings together authors and illustrators from Perth, across Australia, and around the world to empower and engage young readers through interactive sessions and workshops. 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.

We harness the creativity of young adults by inviting them to help us curate the perfect YA experience at Scribblers as part of The YA Collective. Young writers are also invited to put their ideas on to paper for a chance to win a Golden Pen Writing Award. And those that prefer using their voice are invited to grill our cast of creatives from our very own Conversation Caravan, creating podcasts that are broadcast around the world.  

Sound like fun? Click the links above to find out how you and your family can celebrate the magic of storytelling with us!

when & where is it?

SCHOOLS PROGRAM

6—8 May 2020

Scotch College

Primary Students

Subiaco Arts Centre

Secondary Students

FAMILY WEEKEND

9—10 May 2020

Subiaco Arts Centre

Free Events All Weekend
The 2020 Scribblers Festival Schools Program takes place 6-8 May 2020 – Primary Students will be hosted by our Major Partner, Scotch College, and Secondary Students by our newest venue, Subiaco Arts Centre. The free Family Program will be held 9-10 May 2020 at Subiaco Arts Centre.
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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!

Access

All Festival venues are wheelchair accessible.

volunteer with us


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 2020 Festival, 6-10 May. It’s a great opportunity to gain work experience on a major event, connect with fellow creatives, and perhaps even meet a favourite childhood author!
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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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