Schools Program

Scribblers Festival Schools Program - **CANCELLED**
6-8 May 2020
Scotch College & Subiaco Arts Centre

As you may have expected or seen on social media, we won’t be presenting a Schools or Family Program in the way we had planned this 6-10 May. While the decision was made for us with the government’s directives to prevent the spread of COVID-19, we strongly believe it’s the least we could do with respect to the health and wellbeing of our visiting creatives, volunteers, staff, attendees and of course, our broader communities.

During this challenging time, the Scribblers staff are committed to use the power of creativity to celebrate the magic of storytelling in familiar and new ways. While we have made the decision to postpone our
Golden Feather Hunt until further notice, we are extending the deadline for The Golden Pen Writing Award to 10 May. With the theme of Planet Earth, it’s a great opportunity for young people to observe and process what’s happening as the world around them grapples with change. Teachers and Parents, don't forget to check out our Teachers' Lounge for some great educational tools to use at in the "classroom" (wherever that may be right now.) Please sign up to receive our emails below and visit us @scribblersfest on  Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, where we plan to keep bringing as much Scribblers inspiration as we can manage to your homes. We’ll also be sharing ways you can support our fantastic authors, illustrators and bookshops for those who are able, acknowledging that the cancellation of the Festival is a hardship for so many.

While we are heartbroken to not be able to share with you a program that we have poured so much passion in to, we remain optimistic for what lies ahead. For within chaos lies opportunity, and to find it we must rely on creativity and shared humanity. We look forward to seeing you at Scribblers Festival 2021.  

how do i book?

1. Download Booking Form

2. Choose your Sessions

3. Email Booking Form

What Happens Next?

We’ll confirm your booking within 5 business days of receiving your Booking Form. In Term 1 of 2020, you’ll receive a full Excursion Plan including maps, transport options, excursion details, our Risk Management Plan, Evacuation Plan, a Bookshop Pre-order Form. We’ll also enclose a Photo Release Form for your class. If you require further information, including insurance certificates, contact us at


Where is the Festival’s Schools Program?  
Primary Schools Program  
Scotch College, 76 Shenton Road, Swanbourne, WA 6010

Secondary Schools Program
Subiaco Arts Centre, 180 Hammersley Road, Subiaco WA 6008

How do we get there?
Both venues can be accessed by public transport, and also have pick-up / drop-off sites for your school buses, however no on-site parking is available. Full details, including logistics, will be in our Excursion Plan, which you’ll receive in Term 1 of 2020. Both sites are wheelchair accessible.

What happens if the Festival cannot accommodate my preferred booking?
If we cannot accommodate your booking request, we will provide you alternative available sessions or add your request to our waitlist.

I don’t know my final class numbers yet. What do I do?
We understand that final class numbers for 2020 may not be confirmed yet, so we recommend you book the maximum number of tickets to avoid any students missing out. We can take account of slight fluctuations to increase or decrease your booking numbers. However, please note that an increase in numbers is subject to availability.  

If I cancel, can I get a refund?
By submitting your Booking Form, it confirms you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions included on the form. We’re sorry, but we do not offer refunds or cancellations.  

What else should I consider when making my booking?
Your students should arrive already equipped with notepad and pencil, and a packed lunch as food will not be provided or available for purchase.

Do both Schools Program venues have books available to purchase?
Yes, both venues will have bookshops on-site. It’s a good idea for students and staff to pre-order books for collection on the day, so you’ll receive a pre-order form in Term 1 of 2020.

Can we get our books signed?
We arrange book signings on-site, however, because queues can be long, we cannot guarantee all books will be signed.  

Are there resources available to integrate Scribblers sessions in to our curriculum?
You bet! Our Teachers Lounge includes ideas for activities for before and after your visit to the 2020 Festival. It also includes teaching tools from the 2019 Festival, including our Podcast Series and past Festival sessions.  

How can I stay connected to the Festival?
We’re glad you asked. Join our special Education database for the latest news and events by signing up below! And be sure to follow us @scribblersfest on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for creative fun all year ‘round.

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