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.


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

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Mini Writing Festival 2020

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