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Join Australian authors, illustrators,  poets and journalists in 20+ writing workshops.

Choose from 20+ writing workshops (on-demand until the end of term 3)

Discover a year of resources, writing activities, workbooks and Book Week Activity Packs

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

Access all 20+ authors workshops on demand.

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

The ultimate Book Week Activity Pack

Book Creation guides, templates and videos

Teaching Slides and Author Micro Videos

Student Worksheet Activity Pack

Explore Book Week: Dreaming with eyes open…​

Resources available digitally and on demand.

Resources  connected to the curriculum.

Students will discover 20+ authors, read their biographies, write book reviews, form questions and write persuasive letters to the authors.

Create persuasive marketing materials using resources to promote books and authors in class and your school. Projects can be published and shared.

Use the Festival workshops visual prompts, videos, and notes. Students can review their work and incorporate new or revised techniques in their writing process.

Use resources and templates to guide book creation from initial ideas, to first drafts, editing, and publication. Explore book design, page layout and conventions. Create student books, and publish. 

Meet Jasmine Seymour CBCA Book Week illustrator for 2022, access author workshop, biography and activity packs.

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.

Inspire. Engage. Create.

Program includes:

WORKSHOP ACTIVITIES

  • 20+ Writing workshops.
  • 20+ Vocabulary challenges.
  • 20+ Author writing challenges.
  • Student Writing Journal (BLM).
  • Connections to syllabus.
  • Resources are digital and printable.
  • Micro videos as lesson starters.
  • Lesson plans.
  • Differentiated activities.

BOOK WEEK ACTIVITY PACK

  • Part 1: All About the Authors.
  • Part 2: Persuade. Promote. Publish.
  • Part 3: Comprehension/Visual Literacy.
  • Part 4: Book Creation Guide.
  • Student activity packs.
  • Teaching slides.

COLLABORATE. SHARE. CELEBRATE.

  • Digital books in your school community.
  • Post on the Story Starter Wall.
  • Collaborative class projects e.g. calendars, cards, etc.
  • Book Week certificates
  • Book publication

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

Students create and publish their writing

On-demand
(until the end of term 3)

Writing resources online and printable

An engaging, inspiring and fun program.

Mini-Writing Festival 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

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

$AUD excludes GST

Need more information?
Request a quote 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]lescribe.com 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!

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