A live interactive mini-writing event for schools

Every workshop linked to the CBCA Book Week theme, Curious Creatures, Wild Minds

15
Workshops

12
Authors

1 Illustrator joins every session

45
Minutes per workshop

Early bird
just $3.00
per student

Events Calendar

Schools have unlimited access to all sessions.
Includes a range of teacher resources.

A Littlescribe Partner

Thank you Andrew, James and Jo! We, at Oatley PS, have plenty to think about and have a place to start.
Joshua Dodd
Oatley PS
Hi Jo, we all at Darkinjung Barker want to say a big thank you for today. The kids and staff loved it!! Andrew and James were fantastic and it gave us all some wonderful ideas. Thank you for a lovely day.
T. Spencer
Teacher, Barker College
Thanks for having us… It was great to see so many people involved and we are looking forward to writing and illustrating our own books soon!
S Kelly
Teacher, Clergate PS

Program Pricing

Mini Writing Festival 2020

Includes

  • Access to all 15 sessions.
  • Teacher program resources.
  • Access to videos + resources post the event.
  • Every session an illustrator draws as the author shares.
  • Students can submit questions to authors.

Standard Pricing

$5.00 per student

AUD excluding GST
Minimum of 1 classroom.

Early Bird Price

$3.00 per student

AUD excluding GST
Sign up your school by 30 June 2020, with a minimum of 1 classroom.

We will hold a spot for your school for 3 days, as we understand you may need to connect with your colleagues and get approval before registering.

Can’t attend the live school event?

The Mini-Writing Festival Resource Kit for schools is available.

Mini-Writing Festival Resource Kit for Schools

Release Date: 3rd August 2020

What's included

  • All 15 author recorded workshops will be available post the live event until the 31st August 2020.
  • A series of edited micro videos focusing on specific writing skills to use in the classroom for 2020.
  • 15 lesson plans plus activities and resources.
  • Access and assign related writing activities.

What your child can do

  • Explore Curious Creatures, Wild Minds in every session in the lead up to Book Week.
  • Write and add their work to the story starter wall.
  • Complete assigned writing activities.

Can students access the resources from the classroom or home? Yes. Each child has an account and can remotely access resources.

Welcome to our Partners and Supporters

“This is a great opportunity for Australian authors and students to collaborate and write alongside each other in the lead up to CBCA Book Week.”

Professor Margot Hillel OAM

Chair of the CBCA National Board

2020 Theme
Curious Creatures, Wild Minds.
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How a live mini-writing session works

How a live mini-writing session works

15 Live Aussie author workshops, each explores a writing skill

Every session an illustrator joins, drawing as the author shares, while the literacy experts guide and direct the lesson and writing activities.

Andrew Daddo, Jackie French,

Wendy Orr, Stephen Michael King,

Oliver Phommavanh,

James Foley, Lisa Nicol,

Kristin Darell, Katrina McKelvey,

Susanne Gervay, Deborah Abela

Inspire

Connect with your favourite Aussie authors

  • Brainstorm ideas and write in the workshop with authors.
  • "Curious Creatures, Wild Minds" CBCA Book Week theme is explored in every session.
  • Connect the whole school and with schools across Australia.
Mini-writing Festival Author Wall

Create

Write a page of work every session

  • Bring paper, pens and pencils.
  • Explore a new writing skill every session.
  • Explore literacy outcomes; create characters, build scenes, devise mind maps, and design a book cover.

Share

Add your work to the Story Starter Wall

  • A chance for students to celebrate, share and connect.
  • Littlescribe authors’ and students’ work celebrated together.
  • Share with the country.

We will hold a spot for your school for 3 days, as we understand you may need to connect with your colleagues and get approval before registering.

Homeschool Mini-Writing Festival Resource Kit

Release Date: 3rd August 2020

What's included

  • All 15 author recorded workshops will be available post the live event till the 31st August 2020.
  • A series of edited micro videos focusing on specific writing skills to use in the classroom for 2020.
  • 15 lesson plans plus activities and resources.
  • Access and assign related writing activities.

What your child can do

  • Explore Curious Creatures, Wild Minds in every session in the lead up to Book Week.
  • Write and add their work to the story starter wall.
  • Complete assigned writing activities.

Why can’t homeschooled children participate in the live event? This is a school event only. Due to the management of privacy and security only schools can join the live event.

Previous live mini-writing sessions

  • 65 schools, 1,500 students connected across the country.
  • A brainstorming session with Andrew Daddo and James Foley to help start their co-authored story.
  • Students were inspired to explore ideas for writing and engage in activities to build their literacy skills.

We will hold a spot for your school for 3 days, as we understand you may need to connect with your colleagues and get approval before registering.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register?

Click on the Register button, enter your details and provide payment information for the number of students to be involved.

When is the deadline to register?
Registrations will close on 24th July, or when the festival registration numbers have reached capacity.
What resources are included in the mini-writing festival?

There will be downloadable lesson resources for each session with pre and post-workshop activities. After the live event you will get access to the recorded workshop.

What is the early bird price and when is the deadline?

$3.00 per student and the deadline is 30th June 2020.

Do students have to attend all the sessions?
No, you can choose which sessions to attend.
Can students attend all the sessions?

Yes, you can choose which sessions to attend.

Can I register as a whole school?

Yes. Register before 30th June and it is $3.00 per student.

Can I register as a class?

Yes. Register before 30th June and it is $3.00 per student.

What is required to login into the event?

Register, process payment then login to the Zoom sessions using the links we provide. Zoom is a free video conferencing platform, more details can be found on their website.

What should we bring to the live session?
The sessions will be interactive so each student should bring pens, pencils, paper and imagination!
How can students submit questions to the authors?

You can email questions to the authors to team@littlescribe.com. Make sure you include student/class name and school.

What happens if a student, class or school can’t make it to a session?
Refunds are not provided, however you will have access to the recording of the workshop.
What is the story starter wall?

A digital wall of students’ work, inspired by each session, to read, celebrate and use as a starter for your next story.

What is shown on the story starter wall?
The student’s piece of work, the student’s first name only and the person they would like to read their writing.
Do we have to add work to the story starter wall?

No, it is an opt-in activity.

Who can see the Story Starter Wall?
The world, they are your audience!
Can I register if I am not a school?

No. This is a school event only and not open to the public.

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