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.

Tune in to the latest 2021 Festival podcasts, here!

Applications to the 2022 Podcasting Program will open later this year. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and sign up to Become a Scribbler to receive our email news
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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.  

Key Dates

14 February 2021
Applications Close

Podcast Workshop #1
Wednesday 14 April 2021
The Goods Shed, Claremont

Podcast Workshop #2
Thursday 15 April 2021
The Goods Shed, Claremont

Scribblers Festival Family Weekend
Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 May 2021  
Subiaco Arts Centre, Subiaco

Podcast Workshop #3
Saturday 5 June 2021
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 2021 Conversation Caravan team.

Applicant Details

• Am 12-16 years of age (by the time of first workshop 14 April 2021)
• Live in Western Australia*
• Am available to attend all workshop and performance dates (14&15 April, 8-9 May, 5 June 2021)  

*Regional applicants are welcome to apply if able to be in Perth for above dates  

Parent/Guardian Details & Consent

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


Ready to attach your file?

Read the instructions for "How do I apply to be a Scribblers Podcaster" 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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Please note, submissions must be MP3/MP4 format.
Max file size 10MB.
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