Mini-Writing Festival

Join Australia’s largest online, interactive 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 ignite student writing!

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

Meet the line up!

Primary School: Monday 30th May to Friday 3rd June.

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

Feedback from educators

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

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

More than a festival!

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

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 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

$19.00 per student

Whole School


AnnualScribe

Best Value

from

$27.00 per student

Whole School

$AUD excludes GST

Need more information?
Request a quote or invoice below or arrange to speak with a literacy expert.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register?
For the 2022 programs – refer Early Bird rates and payment option above. Contact us at [email protected] for any questions and to secure your place.
When is the deadline to register?
  • Early Bird registrations close 28 February.
  • We will take registrations up to Term 2, 2022.
Can I register if I am not a school?

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

What resources are included in the Mini-Writing Festival?
  • There will be downloadable lesson resources for each session. Pre workshop activities are released early Term 1. Refer to the inclusion list for each program.
  • After the live event you will get access to each of the authors' recorded workshops until the end of Term 2, 2022.
  • Mini-Writing Festival PLUS and AnnualScribe customers also receive a series of more than 60 Micro Videos focused on key points from each author workshop, to reinforce and reuse until the end of Term 2, 2022.
Is the Mini-Writing Festival suitable for high school students?

Yes! The Mini-Writing Festival has sessions and resources suitable for lower, middle and upper primary as well as high school (up to Year 10).

I’ve registered my primary school/class - can we access the high school author workshops?

If you are an AnnualScribe customer this option is available and free. For others, please contact us at [email protected] to upgrade for just $2 per student.

I’ve registered my high school/class - can we access the primary school author workshops?

If you are an AnnualScribe customer this option is available and free. For others, please contact us at [email protected] to upgrade for just $2 per student.

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 28th February, 2022 to secure Early Bird pricing. Whole school registrations start from $5.00 per student.

Can I register as a class?

Yes. Register before 28th February, 2022 to secure Early Bird pricing. Part school registrations start from $6.00 per student.

What should we bring to the live, online author workshops?

The sessions will be interactive so each student should bring pens, pencils, paper, white boards and imagination!

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 24 hours after the live session, and it will remain available until the end of Term 2.

What is the Story Starter Wall?

An online space for students to share original writing. All Littlescribe participants can opt in to share their own and view others’ work. Access the Story Starter Wall and be inspired!

What is shown on the Story Starter Wall?
  • The student’s piece of work, first name only and the person they would like to read their writing.
  • Work is submitted by the teacher and reviewed by Littlescribe before being published on the Story Starter Wall.
Do we have to add work to the Story Starter Wall?

No, it is optional.

Who can see the Story Starter Wall?

The world - your audience can be global!

We look forward to you joining the festival.

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