Mini-Writing Festival

A writing workshop series for high school students.

Real world issues. Real life applications.

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

From $9.00 per student

Join the 'ScribeTribe' Series

Register for ONE workshop and receive the whole series at no extra cost!

Jackie French Scribetribe series. Scribe tribe

Join Jackie French

Thursday 9 June. 2.00 - 2.45pm

Australian Children’s Laureate and best-selling author models techniques for writing an efficient essay.

Designed for students in or entering high school, looking for practical strategies to help their essay writing across all subjects.

  • Writing types: creative, persuasive, narrative, and factual.
  • Perfect for: students looking for techniques to write better essays.
Andrew Daddo Scribetribe series. Scribe tribe

Join Andrew Daddo

Thursday 9 June. 11.45am to 12.30 pm

TV and radio presenter, podcaster, actor and author will engage students in writing for different audiences.

Designed to demonstrate real-world writing applications, this workshop will appeal to students wanting to write books, podcasts or for TV and radio.

  • Writing types: imaginative, narrative and factual.
  • Perfect for: students in upper primary and high school.
Learn to create settings using multimedia. Tristan Bancks Scribetribe Mini-Writing Festival 2022

Join Tristan Bancks

Wednesday 8 June. 11.45am to 12.30 pm

Multi-award-winning author, actor, and filmmaker will model the use of multimedia in story creation.

Designed to show students how technology and multimedia can help communicate stories, settings, and atmosphere.

  • Writing types: descriptive, imaginative, persuasive.
  • Perfect for: visual learners, emerging filmmakers and visual storytellers.

School options

Home schooling options

Each workshop includes:

Learn to uncover untold stories with Bruce Pascoe in Scribetribe series. Scribe tribe
Thursday 9 June. 9.45 am to 10.30 am

Your history. My history. Our history. Finding the untold stories.

  • Writing types: informative, narrative, persuasive, descriptive, visual literacy.
  • Perfect for: Reconciliation Week, historical research.
Learn to write historica fiction holocause heroes with Susanne Gervay in the Scribetribe series. Scribe tribe
Wednesday 8 June. 9.45 am to 10.30 am

Holocaust heroes. Historical Fiction. Research. Critical thinking.

  • Writing types: informative, narrative, persuasive, descriptive.
  • Perfect for: links to current world events, historical fiction.

BONUS:
Join ALL workshops & resources at NO EXTRA COST.

CHOOSE from 10+ live and /or on-demand workshops from High School and Upper primary Series

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

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

Calendar

More than a festival!

Sample Resources

Bruce Pascoe Reconciliation quote

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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