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Thur 3 March 2011


Morning Package: $8
Afternoon Package: $8
All-day Package: $12.50

Education Program Supported By

Rio Tinto

Department of Education

Supported By


University of Western Australia

The West Australian


720 ABC Perth

Edith Cowan University

Watershed Wines

Perth Writers Festival Schools Day

The 2011 Perth Writers Festival Schools Day is a treasure trove of literary talent for students to explore. Students from mid-primary to upper secondary engage with a wide range of international and Australian authors and illustrators as they share their creative processes in sessions as broad-reaching as fantasy writing, the art of drawing, realism and more.

These opportunities are designed to encourage your students to think critically, to debate ideas and to find inspiration for their own writing and reading. Each session finishes with a Q&A and author signing session.

When booking for the Perth Writers Festival Schools Day, you can select either the Morning Package, Afternoon Package or a combined All-day Package.

Morning Package (10–10.45am & 11–11.45am): $8
Afternoon Package (12.15–1pm & 1.15–2pm): $8
All-day Package: $12.50

Perth Writers Festival School Sessions Thur 3 March 2011



The University
Club Theatre


Middle Primary

Upper Primary

Upper Primary
Lower Secondary

Mid-Upper Secondary


The Terrible Plop with Ursula Dubosarsky and Andrew Joyner

Over the Mountain with Wendy Orr

From Feudal Japan to Aztec Mexico with Sandy Fussell has been cancelled due to illness.

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August with Bernard Beckett


The Art of Illustration with Ron Brooks

Adventure Writing with Brian Falkner

Seeing the World Differently with Melina Mrchette and Margo Lanagan

Thrice the Work with Anthony Eaton


Book Signings and Lunch Break


(all ages)

A Journey through Words with Ursula Dubosarsky

Realism vs. Fantasy with Bernard Beckett and Anthony Eaton

The Piper's Son with Melina Marchetta


Draw your Own with Andrew Joyner and Ron Brooks

Thrilling Adventures with Brian Falkner

Yellowcake with Margo Lanagan


Book Signings

• Each package includes two unique sessions with a 15 minute rest break in the middle
• An afternoon package is not being offered for the Middle Primary program
• The performance of Animagica is a stand-alone event; tickets are $15.50 per person and not available as part of
an All-day Package
• All-day tickets are available for the Upper Primary, Upper Primary/Lower Secondary and Mid-Upper Secondary programs

  • Thu 3 Mar, 10.00AM


Perth Writers Festival Precinct, The University of Western Australia

Phone: (08) 6488 5555

Perth Writers Festival literary hub is on the idyllic setting of the UWA Crawley campus.

Situated near the Arts Faculty the Perth Writers Festival hub provides easy access to sessions, great cafe for lunch, coffee or a chat over a glass of wine and an extensive bookshop. Transport Located at the University of WA Campus on Stirling Highway, and is serviced by buses on both Stirling Highway and Mounts Bay Road. There is a set down / pick up point behind the theatre suitable for cars, taxis, maxi taxis & small buses. Enter off Hackett Drive adjacent to University House.

Transperth InfoLine: 13 62 13
Transperth Website: http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au

Ticketed parking is available on campus. Charges may apply. Free parking is available in the evenings and weekends. Campus map


For access information visit the UWA Website.