Children at Scribblers Festival 2021.

Family Program

Scribblers Festival Family Program
17 - 18 Sept 2022


Scribblers Family Weekend is a joyous two-day festival, bringing together some of Australia’s best writers and illustrators.

Held at Subiaco Arts Centre, the weekend features a mix of FREE Storyteller Sessions, where you can sit back and listen to your favourite authors and artists talk about what inspires them, and paid workshops, where you can get busy learning from the best.

Make sure you arrive early to hear the winner’s announcement of The Golden Pen Writing Award.

The YA Collective occurs the Saturday of the Family Weekend. This highly anticipated program is curated by our 2022 Youth Curators, Anish, Sophie, Lexi, Linus and Sophia. This thoughtful and engaged team put together a series of talks and workshops based on matters that are important to young people, today. If you have a teen in your family, this is perfect for them.

While you’re at the Weekend, make sure you keep an ear out for Scribblers Radio, hosted by our 2022 Podcasters from the Conversation Caravan. These young journalists will be asking our creative stars all the curly and curious questions they can think of.

To make sure you get everything out of the Family Weekend –from markets and craft sessions, right down to what food and drinks are on offer -
download the Family Program, so you can best plan your visit and not miss a thing!
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INTERACTIVE PROGRAM

**PLEASE NOTE: The program below is subject to change**

All Scribblers Festival Family Program events take place in and around Subiaco Arts Centre.
The main sessions and activities throughout our Family Weekend are FREE.
The Creative Workshops are ticketed at $30 each. Spaces are limited.

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FESTIVAL WELCOME & GOLDEN ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Festival Marquee

9.30am

All Ages
Free Event

WHAT'S SO FUNNY?

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The Undercroft

9.30 - 10.30am

Age: 8-12
Tickets $30

Oliver Phommavanh

STOPMOTION STORYTELLING

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Rehearsal Room

9.30 - 10.30am

Age: 11-14
Tickets $30

Wai Chim

WHAT ARE THE ODDS?

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Main Auditorium

10.00 - 10.30am

Age: 6+
Free Event

Matt Stanton

STRONG FOUNDATIONS

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The Studio

10.00 - 10.40am

Age: 12+
Free Event

Amie Kaufman and Karen Ginnane

The YA Collective sessions are free but registration is essential. Click on the ‘Book Now’ button to send us an email with the names and ages of teens attending.

HAVING FUN WITH STORIES

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Festival Marquee

10.00 - 10.30am

Age: 7+
Free Event

Katrina Nannestad

I CHOOSE ADVENTURE!

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Festival Marquee

11.00 - 11.30am

Age: 7+
Free Event

George Ivanoff

WHAT A JOURNEY!

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The Studio

11.00 - 11.40am

Age: 12+
Free Event

Peter Cheong, HM Waugh and Aśka

The YA Collective sessions are free but registration is essential. Click on the ‘Book Now’ button to send us an email with the names and ages of teens attending.

AUSSIE STEM STARS

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Main Auditorium

11.00 - 11.30am

Age: 7+
Free Event

Deb Fitzpatrick and Dianne Wolfer

EVERYDAY PAPER MAGIC

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The Undercroft

11.00 - 12.00pm

Age: 6-12
Tickets $30

Anne Gee

POETRY PIZZAZZ

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Rehearsal Room

11.00 - 12.00pm

Age: 9-12
Tickets $30

Sally Murphy

WHAT ABOUT THAO?

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Main Auditorium

12.00 - 12.30pm

Age: 8+
Free Event

Oliver Phommavanh

WHOSE RHYME?

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Festival Marquee

12.00 - 12.45pm

All Ages
Free Event

Daniel Delby and Macshane

CAN BOOKS CHANGE LIVES?

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The Studio

12.00 - 12.40pm

Age: 12+
Free Event

Nadia King, Wai Chim and Karen Ginnane

The YA Collective sessions are free but registration is essential. Click on the ‘Book Now’ button to send us an email with the names and ages of teens attending.

DEVELOPING CHARACTER

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The Undercroft

12.30 - 1.30pm

Age: 10-12
Tickets $30

Katrina Nannestad

MAKE A MAGICAL MINI WISH BOX

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Rehearsal Room

12.30 - 1.30pm

Age: 7+
Tickets $30

Rebecca Newman and Cindy Lane

A PICTURE IS WORTH A 1000 WORDS

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Festival Marquee

1.00 - 1.30pm

All Ages
Free Event

Aśka

SIDELINED

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Main Auditorium

1.00 - 1.30pm

Age: 9+
Free Event

Sally Murphy

SHOW ME YOUR ID

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The Studio

1.00 - 1.40pm

Age: 12+
Free Event

Nadia King, Wai Chim and Amie Kaufman

The YA Collective sessions are free but registration is essential. Click on the ‘Book Now’ button to send us an email with the names and ages of teens attending.

STORY BATTLE

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Festival Marquee

1.45 - 2.15pm

All Ages
Free Event

Sally Murphy, Julia Lawrinson, Oliver Phommavanh and George Ivanoff.

FULL OF CHARACTERS

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Rehearsal Room

2.00 - 3.00pm

Age: 8-11
Tickets $30

Deb Fitzpatrick

SO BORED... WE WROTE A STORY

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The Undercroft

2.00 - 3.00pm

Age: 8-12
Tickets $30

Matt Stanton

WHAT'S SO FUNNY?

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Tom Dadour – East Hall

9.00 - 11.00am

Adult
Tickets $65

Current SCBWI and CBCA Members $55 per workshop

Oliver Phommavanh

ONE SMALL STEP FOR... ANIMALS?!

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The Undercroft

9.30 - 10.30am

Ages: 7+
Tickets $30

James Foley

HAVE YOU MET MAGOO?

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Rehearsal Room

9.30 - 10.30am

Age: 2-6
Tickets $30

Briony Stewart

THE OPENING LINES

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Tom Dadour -West Hall

9.30 - 10.30am

Age: 12+
Tickets $30

The YA Collective sessions are free but registration is essential. Click on the ‘Book Now’ button to send us an email with the names and ages of teens attending.

Amie Kaufman

HAVING FUN WITH STORIES

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Festival Marquee

10.00 - 10.30am

Age: 6+
Free Event

Katrina Nannestad

WHAT ARE THE ODDS?

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Main Auditorium

10.00 - 10.30am

Age: 6+
Free Event

Matt Stanton

HOLD ON TO YOUR UNDIES!

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The Studio

10.00 - 10.30am

Age: 4+
Free Event

Kylie Howarth

WHOSE RHYME? Kids Edition

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Festival Marquee

11.00 - 11.45am

All Ages
Free Event

Daniel Delby and Macshane

THE ART OF SURVIVAL

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Main Auditorium

11.00 - 11.30am

Age: 7+
Free Event

George Ivanoff

DRAWING IT OUT

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The Undercroft

11.00 - 12.00pm

Ages: 7+
Tickets $30

Aśka

KNOWING ME, KNOWING YOU

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The Studio

11.00 - 11.30am

Age: 9+
Free Event

Julia Lawrinson

REBELS, OUTLAWS AND HEROES

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Rehearsal Room

11.00 - 12.00pm

Ages: 8-12
Tickets $30

Frané Lessac

THE ESSENTIALS

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Tom Dadour -West Hall

11.00 - 12.00pm

Age: 12+
Tickets $30

The YA Collective sessions are free but registration is essential. Click on the ‘Book Now’ button to send us an email with the names and ages of teens attending.

Nadia L King

READY, SET... WRITE!

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Tom Dadour – East Hall

11.30 - 1.30pm

Adult
Tickets $65

Current SCBWI and CBCA Members $55 per workshop

Katrina Nannestad

AN ILLUSTRATOR'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY

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Festival Marquee

12.00 - 12.30pm

Age: 4+
Free Event

James Foley and Briony Stewart

THE HUNT FOR LOST TREASURE

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Main Auditorium

12.00 - 12.30pm

Age: 8+
Free Event

Amie Kaufman

MARS AWAKENS

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The Studio

12.00 - 12.30pm

Age: 8+
Free Event

HM Waugh

WHO'S IN CHARGE HERE?

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The Undercroft

12.30 - 1.30pm

Ages: 9-12
Tickets $30

George Ivanoff

NATURALLY CREATIVE

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Rehearsal Room

12.30 - 1.30pm

Age: 5-10
Tickets $30

Kylie Howarth

MAGICAL CALLIGRAPHY

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Tom Dadour -West Hall

12.30 - 1.30pm

Age: 12+
Tickets $30

The YA Collective sessions are free but registration is essential. Click on the ‘Book Now’ button to send us an email with the names and ages of teens attending.

The Articulate

MY THAI-RIFFIC! LIFE

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Festival Marquee

1.00 - 1.30pm

Age: 7+
Free Event

Oliver Phommavanh

NOONGAR BOODJA WAANGKAN

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Main Auditorium

1.00 - 1.30pm

All Ages
Free Event

Jayden Boundry

DRAW ALONG ANIMAL SAFARI

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The Studio

1.00 - 1.30pm

Ages: 4-8
Free Event

Frané Lessac

PENCILS DRAWN! MAY THE BEST ILLUSTRATOR WIN...

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Festival Marquee

1.45 - 2.15pm

All Ages
Free Event

James Foley, Briony Stewart, Matt Stanton and Peter Cheong

GETTING TO KNOW COMICS

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Tom Dadour -West Hall

2.00 - 3.00pm

Age: 12+
Tickets $30

The YA Collective sessions are free but registration is essential. Click on the ‘Book Now’ button to send us an email with the names and ages of teens attending.

Aśka

MAKE A MAGICAL MINI WISH BOX

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NO BOOKING REQUIRED
Rehearsal Room

2.00 - 3.00pm

Age: 7+
Tickets $30

Rebecca Newman and Cindy Lane

FROM REAL TO WEIRD - BLUR THOSE LINES

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Tom Dadour – East Hall

2.00 - 4.00pm

Adult
Tickets $65

Current SCBWI and CBCA Members $55 per workshop

Karen Ginnane

FIRST, THE FOUNDATIONS

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The Undercroft

2.00 - 3.00pm

Age: 8+
Tickets $30

HM Waugh

Get Involved

  • Scribblers Festival’s 2022 The Golden Pen Writing Awardhas launched! The Golden Pen is open from 10 November 2021 to 17 July 2022 and this year’s theme is, Everyday Magic.
  • July 2022 will see the launch of the  Golden Feather Hunt!  15,000 feather shaped bookmarks will be hidden in libraries across the state. You can ask your local library to participate too.
  • Scribblers Festival always need Volunteers Apply now .

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