Look Out Perth... The Scribblers Festival Is Back!

Coming to Claremont

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Young aspiring writers and artists might just want to put the pens (well, keyboards) down and check this out.

The second annual Scribblers Festival Family Program lineup has been announced, and they're coming to The Goods Shed and surrounds from Wednesday 8 May until Sunday 12 May.

Who will be appearing, we hear you ask? Try Eddie Woo, Dr Karl and Alison Lester, for starters.

This year’s festival featured the Golden Pen Awards, a brand new storytelling competition open to young West Australians aged 12-17, and The YA Collective- bringing teenagers and lovers of Young Adult books together to meet some of the leading writers in the field in sessions curated by teen youth curators.

The international cohort descending on Claremont for the festival includes award–winning US authors Dhonielle Clayton, Renée Watson, Neal Shusterman and Megan McDonald, as well as critically acclaimed Irish author Celine Kiernan and the UK’s Roald Dahl Funny Prize-winning Philip Ardagh. They’re joined by Australian authors Jacqueline Harvey, Jeremy Lachlan, Lynette Noni, Alison Lester, Zoë Norton Lodge, Georgia Norton Lodge, Kate and Jol Temple, and Matt Stanton; illustrator Sha’an d’Anthes, mathematician Eddie Woo and scientist Dr Karl Kruszelnicki. The local line up for this year's festival brings together the likes of Michael Speechley, Meg McKinlay, AJ Betts, Cristy Burne and cartoonist Gavin Aung Than.

Scribblers 2019 will also feature the return of festival favourites like the Conversation Caravan, where an array of authors and artists answer the questions of our intrepid young podcasters in a series of interviews, Off The Page, an installation-based public exhibition where words on paper are transformed into works of art; and the Scribblers Festival Mother’s Day Markets, as well as Upcycled Haikus, Storytime in the Shed and the Festival Book Doctor.

Like we said, all happening next week, so looks like a lot of fun!


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Written by: @dantheinternut


3 May 2019

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