Mini-Writing Festival

On-demand workshops for ages 5 to 14+.

Bringing purpose to writing.

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

From $9.00 per student

Join Australia's best-loved authors!

Book ONE workshop and get the primary school series at no extra cost!*

*access high school series for an extra $2 per student.

Join Jackie French

Australian Children’s Laureate and best-selling author will model techniques for recounting a story.

This workshop will appeal to animal lovers and teachers wanting students to engage with one of the country’s most renowned children’s authors.

  • Writing types: creative, descriptive, persuasive, informative.
  • Perfect for: students who love animals and need practice recounting stories.

Join Kirli Saunders

Join award-winning Gunai writer and artist, Kirli Saunders for her Visual Poetry workshop.

Kirli will guide students through tailored poetry and visual arts exercises, unpacking this year’s Reconciliation theme: Be Brave. Make Change.

  • Writing types: creative, descriptive, persuasive, informative.
  • Perfect for: visual learners, budding poets, Reconciliation Week.

Join Deborah Abela

Deb will show kids how to bring their writing to life. Fix that boring sentence! Write a great beginning to a book….

Students will look at word choice and see how the way we say things can have a big impact on writing.

  • Writing types: sentences and editing, descriptive, persuasive, informative.
  • Perfect for: motivating students to edit and improve their work

School options

Homeschool options

Each workshop includes:

Character Fusions. What a character can and can’t do.

  • Writing Types: imaginative, descriptive.
  • Perfect for: ages 7-10, character description and illustration.

** As a teacher, author and comedian, Oliver skillfully shares his knowledge of writing with teachers & students.

Characters. Complications and overcoming obstacles.

  • Writing Types: imaginative, informative, persuasive.
  • Perfect for: ages 5-8, developing characters.

** James’ book Stellarphant is short-listed for CBCA Picture Book of the Year. James illustrates in every author workshop.

BONUS: access ALL primary school workshops & resources at NO EXTRA COST.

CHOOSE from 15+ live and /or on-demand workshops from the primary school series.
(Optional: add the 6 high school workshops for just $2 per student - great for extension.)

DISCOVER a year of resources, writing activities and student workbooks.

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

More than a festival!

Sample Resources

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.

Flexibility

Live for classrooms 
( via zoom)

Live for homeschooling
( via youtube)

On-demand access to all workshops

Writing resources online and printable

Students create and publish their writing

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!

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