Mini-Writing Festival

Australia’s largest interactive
online writing festival for schools. 

CHOOSE from 20+ live and /or on-demand author workshops

DISCOVER a year of resources, writing activities and student workbooks

WRITE with Australian authors & publish your original work for CBCA Book Week

Dreaming with eyes open
CBCA Book Week and
2022 Mini-Writing Festival theme.

The Mini-Writing Festival and 20+ authors ignites student writing!

7 Days
20+ Authors and unique workshops
1 Illustrator join every workshop
Home school Resources

Festival Dates
Primary School : 30th May to 3rd June

High School: Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th June.

More than a festival!

Absolutely loved it! … not only inspired my student to write more creatively but inspired my teaching.”

Deborah Hansen, King’s Baptist Grammar School, Wynn Vale, SA.

A year of resources

INSPIRE

TERM 1

PRE WORKSHOP ACTIVITIES

  • Book Week theme
  • Author biographies
  • Book reviews
  • Questions for the authors
  • A letter to the author
  • Vocabulary: Author’s 3 Words
  • Author Writing Challenge
  • Writing first draft

ENGAGE

TERM 2

LIVE WORKSHOP ACTIVITIES 

  • Attend author workshops
  • Record author tips & tricks
  • Review writing
  • Vocabulary: Author’s 3 Words
  • Author Writing Challenge
  • Story creation
  • Share writing on Story Starter Wall
  • Book publication

CREATE

TERMS 3 and 4

POST WORKSHOP ACTIVITIES

  • Reviews
  • Student learning reflections
  • Micro author videos
  • Story writing
  • Book creation
  • Book Week celebration
  • Collaborative projects e.g. calendars
  • Book publication

The Mini-Writing Festival includes resources like these

Create and Publish

Students from
St. Raphael’s School PARKSIDE, SA
celebrated the end of 2021
as published authors.

Micro Author Videos

Teaching gold!
5-minute
videos to review and reinforce skills and techniques from author workshops.
View this 2021 sample.

Micro Author Videos

Teaching gold!
5-minute
videos to review and reinforce skills and techniques from author workshops.
View this 2021 sample.

Flexibility

Live for classrooms 
( via zoom)

Live for homeschooling
( via youtube)

On-demand
(for one month after)

Writing resources online and printable

Students create and publish their writing

3 tiers
to suit your needs and budget

3 programs to choose from

Mini-Writing
Festival

Great First Step

Includes:

  • pre festival writing activities and resources,
  • more than 20 live interactive author workshops, AND
  • the all new Student Writing Journal.

Mini-Writing
Festival PLUS

Most Popular

Includes:

  • pre festival writing activities and resources,
  • more than 20 live interactive author workshops,
  • the all new Student Writing Journal.
  • Book Week resources,
  • a book creation program, AND
  • each student receives a printed copy of their own original book.


AnnualScribe

Best Value

Includes:

  • pre festival writing activities and resources,
  • more than 20 live interactive author workshops,
  • the all new Student Writing Journal.
  • Book Week resources,
  • a book creation program, AND
  • each student receives a printed copy of their own original book (either from the Festival program or the Co-author program).

An engaging, inspiring and fun program

2021 highlights

Kate Ritchie reads...

'The Island of Death' by Bailey from Bega Public School, NSW.

James Foley reads...

'What Animals Do When The Zoo Gates Are Closed' by Dalkeith Public School WA read by James Foley

A complete writing program

Mini-Writing
Festival

Great First Step

from

$9.00 per student

Whole School

Mini-Writing
Festival PLUS

Most Popular

from

$17.00 per student

Whole School


AnnualScribe

Best Value

from

$27.00 per student

Whole School

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Request a quote or invoice below or arrange to speak with a literacy expert.

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Subjects, themes, topics, and writing styles

Subjects

English
History
Geography
Visual Arts
Music
Drama
Science

Text Types

Description
Procedure
Report
Poetry
Persuasion
Recount
Narrative

Narratives

Genres, Titles, Themes,
Forms of Narratives
Settings, Characters
Scenes, Items, Props
Events & Consequences
Decisions & Dilemmas

Literacy Skills

Vocabulary
Language
Grammar & Punctuation
Planning, Editing & Publishing
Visual Literacy
Comprehension
Purpose & Audience
Sentence, Paragraph, & Text Structure
Comics, Storyboards & Graphic Novels

Themes

Writing about people
Writing about nature
Writing about objects
Writing about places
Writing about events
Writing about ideas

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Mini Writing Festival 2020

Co-author Program

Pay by credit card or fill in the form below and we will send you an invoice for your Co-author Program. The invoice is payable within 28 days.

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