LITERARY FESTIVALS FOR 2020 Central Qld: Proposed date: August 10th to 14th
If the dates we have chosen don’t suit, let us know a date that would be better for you.
The aim of the School Literary Festival is to encourage students to read, spark an interest in writing, and to allow them to meet and be inspired by some of Australia's leading authors.
Nothing stimulates reading, writing and art more than a visit from your students’ favourite author or illustrator. Through our network of authors and illustrators you will have a choice of well-known and loved adult and children’s authors and illustrators.
Some of this year's line-up include: Paul Collins:Paul has written many books for children and young adults. He is best known for his fantasy and science fiction titles.
Meredith Costain:Meredith is a versatile writer whose work ranges from picture books to novels and narrative non-fiction.
Susanne Gervey:Recognised for books on social justice, from bullying to disability, Susanne’s award winning youth literature is endorsed by Variety, Room to Read, Life Education & many others. Her books include I Am Jack, a best-selling rite-of-passage book on school bullying adapted into a play by Monkey Baa Theatre for Young People.
Pam Rushby:Pam is a multi-award-winning author of many popular historic novels.
Elaine Ouston: Elaine has a Master of Letters in Creative Writing. She teaches writing to adults and children and writes books and short stories for children and young adults. Her books have an educational theme. She is a popular speaker at schools in Queensland. Our festivals have been held annually at many schools.As an example of the calibre of our presenters, the sides of this page show presenters from past literary festivals. But many more are available. You can choose who you want to visit your school. More of our previous presenters are shown in the slide show at the top of the Home page. But you are not limited to these presenters. Tell me who you want, and I will see if they are available.
These festivals are held during a school day at individual schools or venues. An open day for groups of students from schools unable to hold a festival, a video link to country schools, a professional development day for teachers, support staff, and librarians, and workshops for local writers are also available.
HOW THE SCHOOL FESTIVAL WORKS: Workshops can be planned to suit the needs of the students and to fit in with the writing and art assignments in the curriculum and the Naplan test. During the day your students get to workshop with our authors.
Our larger festivals have 10 presenters, but smaller festivals can be organised with as few as 4. The number of presenters can be adjusted to suits your needs and space restraints.
Many options exist for you or your school to take part in these exciting events:
Design your festival - Choose your presenters:The rest of the2020 festival presenters are up to you. You choose the number you want to come to your school. Tell us who you want and we will see if they are available. You are not limited to the authors shown here.
An Author Visit or Workshop: If you don’t want a festival, you can choose to have one of our presenters, or as many as you wish, attend your school for a day of workshops or an author talk with your students.
Send students to a Day Festival: This is an opportunity for schools to send selected students to a one-day event. The students will have workshops with and mix with each of our presenters during the day.
Book your date and presenters early to make sure you don't miss out. If your school is interested in obtaining more information, discussing holding a festival, or attending one of our events in 2020, please fill in the form below, email Elaine at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0417 351 717 to work out the details.
Funding is available from many sources for this kind of activity.