What's On

Our five-day festival promises to ignite the imagination and spark creativity through fantastic interactive events, readings, conversations and workshops.
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FEATURED

GOLDEN FEATHER
Find a golden feather and win! Hundreds of feather-shaped bookmarks have been hidden in children’s and young adult books in participating libraries across Western Australia. But there are only five golden feathers. Will you find a golden feather?
TEACHERS/SCHOOLS
Bring your class to the Schools Program where they’ll meet some of the most exciting local, national and international writers and illustrators
working in children’s literature. The Schools Program runs from 9-11 May at Scotch College.

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Schools Program

To support the brilliant work of teachers, we’ve got three days of schools programming, with sessions on creativity, visual literacy and word play – PLUS resources to help teachers in the lead up to the Festival and back in the classroom.
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9.50am-10.35am
How Characters Come To Life
(Even The Dead Ones)
10.40am-11.45
Dungzilla: Sally Tinker
And The Mega-Beetle
12.00am-12.45
The Truly Remarkable
World Of The Hole Story
9.50am-10.35am
The Science Behind
Winning The Nobel Prize
10.40am-11.45
The Language Of Music
12.00am-12.45
The Art Of Collaboration
9.50am-10.35am
Well Said!
10.40am-11.45
Mansfield And Me:
A Graphic Memoir
12.00am-12.45
Larger Than Life:
The Political Cartoon
In The Era Of ‘Fake News’
9.50am-10.35am
Big And Hairy,
Sometimes Scary
10.40am-11.25
It’s Ok To Go Slow
12.00am-12.45
Getting Lost In Books
9.50am-10.35am
A Marathon, Not A Sprint
10.40am-11.25
Mind The Language Gap
12.00am-12.45
The Wonderful
World Of The Comic
9.50am-10.35am
Spreading The Word
10.40am-11.25
Dead Funny
12.00am-12.45
Harry Potter 2.0
11.00am-11.45am
Meet Zelda Stitch
(A Bad Teacher And
An Even Worse Witch)
11.50am-12.35pm
Mr Chicken, Old Tom, And
Horrible Harriet: You Can
Draw Them Too!
1.10pm-1.55pm
A Tale Of Two Storytellers
11.00am-11.45am
Word For Word
11.50am-12.35pm
EON: The Story Of Fossils
1.10pm-1.55pm
Drawn Onward
With A Dynamic Duo
11.00am-11.45am
Picture This:
Get Inside The Artist’s Mind
11.50am-12.35pm
When A Novel Goes
To Hollywood
1.10pm-1.55pm
Can You Speak Science?

Family Program

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With a weekend chock-full of workshops, hands-on activities and author talks, bring the whole family to The Goods Shed and neighbouring venues. Young scribblers can find their inner poet, contribute to a collective cartography,and celebrate the special women in their lives at our Mother’s Day Market. 
Sessions

THE POTTER PAVILION

9am
Welcome To Country
10.00am-10.40am
It’s Ok To Go Slow
Tai Snaith
Free Event (no booking required)
11.00am-11.40am
Ghost Writing Goth-Wise
Chris Riddell
Free Event (no booking required)
12.00pm-12.40pm
Calling All Griffyndors,
Hufflepuffs, Ravenclaws
And Slytherins
Levi Pinfold
Free Event (no booking required)
1.00pm-1.40pm
Can You Be A Wordy
Whiz-Kid?
David Astle
Free Event (no booking required)
2.00pm-2.40pm
The Poets Corner
Chris Riddell &
A.F. Harrold
Free Event (no booking required)

THE STORY STATION

10.00am-10.40am
The Ghost In The Bell Tower
Glenn B. Swift
Free Event (no booking required)
11.00am-11.40am
Our Stories Are Ourselves
Free Event (no booking required)
12.00pm-12.40pm
Musical Meerkats!
Nicki Greenberg
Free Event (no booking required)
1.00pm-1.40pm
Every Story
Paints A Picture
PJ Lynch
Free Event (no booking required)
2.00pm-2.40pm
Drawn Onward With
A Dynamic Duo
Meg Mckinlay &
Andrew Frazer
Free Event (no booking required)
workshops
CLAREMONT LAWN
AND TENNIS CLUB
10.00am-11.00am
Creative Characters
With Kelly Canby
Kelly Canby
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11.30am-12.30pm
Calling All Poets
A.F. Harrold
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1.00pm-2.00pm
What’s Your Animal Family?
Tai Snaith
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2.30pm-3.30pm
Get Comical With James Foley
James Foley
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Sessions

THE POTTER PAVILION

9am
The Big Breathe
Free Event (no booking required)
10.00am-10.40am
Greta Zargo Saves
The World!
A.F.Harrold
Free Event (no booking required)
11.00am-11.40am
Top Of The Class For
Magic And Mayhem
Nicki Greenberg
Free Event (no booking required)
12.00am-12.45
Mr Chicken, Old Tom,
And Horrible Harriet:
You Can Draw Them Too!
Leigh Hobbs
Free Event (no booking required)
1.00pm-1.40pm
Can You Be A Wordy Whiz-Kid?
David Astle
Free Event (no booking required)
2.00pm-2.40pm
Planet Perth
Campbell Whyte
Free Event (no booking required)

THE STORY STATION

10.00am-10.40am
Stranger Than Fiction:
What Made Our Planet
Aviva Reed
Free Event (no booking required)
11.00am-11.40am
Comic Action
James Foley &
Richard Fairgray
Free Event (no booking required)
12.00pm-12.40pm
Discover What Lives In
The Hole Story
Kelly Canby
Free Event (no booking required)
1.00pm-1.40pm
The Language Of Music
Felicity Groom &
Kobi Morrison
Free Event (no booking required)
2.00pm-2.40pm
Big And Hairy, Often Scary
Richard Fairgray
Free Event (no booking required)
Workshops
CLAREMONT LAWN
AND TENNIS CLUB
10.00am-11.00am
Art School With Sarah Laing
Sarah Laing
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11.30am-12.30pm
How To Make Your Own Comic
Campbell Whyte
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1.00pm-2.00pm
Illustrate Your Own Story!
PJ Lynch
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2.30pm-3.30pm
Old Stories, New Eyes
Nicki Greenberg
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Special Events

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THE POTTER PAVILION

6.00pm-8.00pm
For The Grown-Ups
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THE POTTER PAVILION

6.00-8.00PM
Talking Books For Young Adults
Free Event (please register at hello@scribblersfestival.com.au
to secure your place)
CLAREMONT COMMUNITY
HUB AND LIBRARY
1.00PM-4.00PM
Young Adult Writing Workshop
with Jesse Andrews
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All Weekend

TAKING PLACE IN AND AROUND THE GOODS SHED CLAREMONT:
Activities
The Scribblers Train
Conductor

The Book Doctor Will
See You Now…

The Mural Of The Story Is…

Upcycled Haiku

Collective Cartography

Bead Friends Forever

Storytelling Corner
Something More...
MOTHER'S DAY MARKET

VISIT OUR GARDEN

CONVERSATION CARAVAN
All Free Events (no booking required)