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Scribblers Family Festival

The Scribblers Family Festival is a joyous two-day celebration of stories, bringing together some of the best children’s and YA creatives from Australia and beyond.

This year, Scribblers will be popping up in the Cathedral Square Precinct with a massive program full of FREE creative sessions, storytelling, art activities, craft and creativity galore. 
Across Saturday and Sunday, star creatives (including Lev Grossman, Gavin Aung Than, Stig Wemyss and Kylie Howarth) will present free sessions full of stories and laughter, including an epic illustration battle! There'll also be stories from Australia and beyond as Daisy-Jo Bear, Filipa Pinto and Red Paper Kite Storytellers share books and adventures in the Storytelling Zone.
On Sunday, the State Buildings hosts the Scribblers Sensory Zone in the Long Chim Courtyard, creative workshops in The Mark and the Postal Hall turns into an Activity Zone full of origami and upcycled haiku.
Scribblers have also curated a range of creative workshops. From making monsters with Brenton E McKenna and mini-comics with Sean E Avery, to mischief illustration with Kylie Howarth and creating fantastic characters with Briony Stewart, there’s something for every young story and art maker. These workshops are paid and ticketed, so make sure you book in quickly.
The Scribblers Family Festival is wheelchair accessible. Explore the full program through and plan your weekend!

The Scribblers Family Festival is an initiative of FORM Building a State of Creativity. FORM is an independent, non-profit cultural organisation that develops and advocates for excellence in creativity and artistic practice in Western Australian communities. Photography by Pixi Lane, Scribblers Festival 2022.

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    Event Showings

    Saturday 28 October & Sunday 29 October
    11am - 4pm

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    Free event

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    Cathedral Square

    Cnr St Georges Terrace and Barrack Street

    Perth 6000 WA WA

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    Wheelchair access