Conversation Caravan

The Scribblers Festival Conversation Caravan is where all the BIG questions are asked. Over the Family Weekend, it’s home to our team of young podcasters, tasked with getting to the bottom of what makes our Festival creatives tick, what inspires them most, and everything in between.

Is there something you’d like to ask one of this year’s Festival stars? Do you like asking curly questions? Perhaps you see yourself as a future journalist or podcaster? Applications for the 2022 Conversation Caravan Podcasting Team are open! Apply to be a 2022 Podcaster between now and 28 February 2022 by completing the Application Form below.  

For inspiration, tune into the latest 2021 Festival podcasts, here!

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Why be a Podcaster?

Successful applicants will take part in a series of podcasting workshops hosted by a professional podcaster to hone their interviewing and recording skills.

As part of the workshops you will learn:

• The tips and tricks for putting together podcasts from planning to execution
• Develop interviewing techniques and microphone skills
• Learn what makes a great interview and how to tell a great audio story

Members of the Conversation Caravan Podcasting Team will receive a backstage pass to the Scribblers Festival Green Room, where they’ll be part of the working Festival team. The final recorded interviews will be shared as Scribblers Podcasts online.  

How to Apply

STEP 1
: Grab your phone or tablet and get ready to hit record. We don’t want fancy software; just you and your voice.
STEP 2: Do a sound check (Testing 1, 2…)
STEP 3: Ready to roll? Hit record and answer the questions below. Your audio must be no longer than 2 minutes – it’s a good test, because time keeping is key to running great podcasts:

• Introduce yourself: What’s your name and age?
• Tell us why we need you – Why would you be a great podcaster for Scribblers Festival?
• What’s a great book you’ve recently read? What did you love about it?
• If you could interview any author dead or living, who would it be?
• What question would you most like to ask?


STEP 4
: Happy with your mini podcast? You should be! Now, we want to hear it, so save the file in the format detailed in the application form below and send it in.
Apply Now!

Key Dates

28 February 2022
Applications Close

Podcast Workshop #1
Wednesday 20 April 2021
10am-11.30am
The Goods Shed, Claremont

Podcast Workshop #2
Thursday 21 April 2021
10am-11.30am
The Goods Shed, Claremont

Scribblers Festival Family Weekend
Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 May 2022  
ALL DAY
Subiaco Arts Centre, Subiaco

Podcast Workshop #3
Saturday 11 June 2022
1pm-2.30pm
The Goods Shed, Claremont

How do I apply to be a Scribblers Podcaster?

Step 1: Grab your (or your parents’) phone and get ready to hit record.
Step 2: Do a sound check - “testing, testing, 1..2..3!”
Step 3: Ready to roll? Hit record and answer the questions below in under 2 minutes:

PRO TIP: Repeat the question in your answer so it makes sense to the listener!
(“I would be a great podcaster for Scribblers Festival because...”)


• What’s your name and age?
• Why would you be a great podcaster for Scribblers Festival?
• What’s a great book you’ve recently read? What did you love about it?
• If you could interview any author dead or living, who would it be?
• What question would you most like to ask to them?

Step 4: Happy with your answers? Save the file in MP3/MP4 format labelled with your full name, fill in the form below, review the Terms & Conditions, and hit upload. Applications close 14 February 2021.

Application Form

Please complete the following form to apply to be a Scribblers Podcaster as part of the 2022 Conversation Caravan team.

Applicant Details

• Am 12-16 years of age (by the time of first workshop 20 April 2022)
• Live in Western Australia Regional Applications are welcome to apply however are required to be in Perth for the workshops and Festival weekend.
• Am able to attend all 2022 workshops and Festival dates (20 April / 21 April / 7 - 8 May / 11 June)

Parent/Guardian Details & Consent

All entrants under 16 must provide the following in order to participate

Submission

Ready to attach your file?

Read the instructions for "How to Apply" above to create your recording. Before you attach your file, check the following:

• Is your audio file 2 minutes or less?
• Have you saved your file in MP3/MP4 format?
• Is your file clearly labelled with your full name?
• Is your file less than 10MB?

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Max file size 10MB.
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