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2019 Scribblers Festival full program announced

The line-up for the second annual Scribblers Festival, which celebrates children’s literature and arts, has been announced.

Running from 8–12 May in the Perth suburb of Claremont, Scribblers Festival will again be directed by Katherine Dorrington.

Joining authors and illustrators previously announced for the Scribblers Schools Program are international guests Dhonielle Clayton, Neal Shusterman, Celine Kiernan and Philip Ardagh. Australian children’s writers Jeremy Lachlan, Lynette Noni, Zoë Norton Lodge, Georgia Norton Lodge, Kate and Jol Temple, and Matt Stanton join the line-up, as well as illustrator Sha’an d’Anthes and Perth-based artists Michael Speechley and Gavin Aung Than.

Those previously announced for the line-up include American authors Megan McDonald and Renée Watson, as well as Australian authors Eddie Woo, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, Alison Lester and Jacqueline Harvey, and WA-based guests Meg McKinlay, A J Betts and Cristy Burne.

In addition to returning program highlights including the Golden Pen Award, the Conversation Caravan and the Golden Feather Hunt, the festival will feature Off The Page, an installation-based public exhibition where words on paper are transformed into works of art; the Scribblers Festival Mother’s Day Markets, and other new events such as Upcycled Haikus, Storytime in the Shed and the Festival Book Doctor.

‘This year’s festival will also introduce festival-goers to an underwater wonder-world with a reef-themed installation, knitted and crocheted by Indonesian artist Mulyana, drop in workshops with crochet superstars, a brand new Garden Almanac themed around healthy eating and a huge colouring-in wall that explores space and beyond,’ said Dorrington.

‘Books and stories have the power to enlarge our lives,’ said Dorrington. ‘We curate Scribblers primarily to inspire and encourage literacy and creativity among younger Western Australians.’

To view the entire program, visit the Scribblers website.

 

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