Creative Writing Events on Demand

Events on Demand are those arts and cultural performances, programs, projects, workshops, forums, seminars, sessions or conferences that individual professional artists or arts and cultural organisations offer for educators and school communities at any time throughout the year.
Listed below are the Creative Writing Events on Demand offered by:
If you are interested in further information or booking an event, please contact the event provider.

For events offered on specific dates, please visit the Creative Writing Calendar of Events



The Children's Book Council of Australia WA Branch (Inc.)


CBCA WA Branch make your own storybook competition

For over 30 years the CBCA WA Branch has conducted the Make Your Own Storybook competition, attracting over 800 entries state-wide. Students are encouraged to create a picture book or storybook including writing, illustration and book covers sturdy enough for inclusion in a library. Brochures/entry forms will be posted to all WA schools early in Term 1 and are available for download at http://
Target audience/Year level: Years 1-8
When: Terms 1 (for closing date information, please visit the website)
Where: All WA schools including Christmas and the Cocos Keeling Islands
Cost: Free

Children's Book Week

Children’s Book Week (CBW) is a National celebration of children’s literature held each August. CBW is celebrated in schools, public libraries and other venues throughout WA. Please contact your local school or public library nearer the dates for information on planned activities. CBW merchandise and education resource material will be available from CBCA WA Branch prior to CBW. Merchandise order forms will be mailed to all WA schools and will be available at
Target audience/Year level: Pre-primary to Year 12
When: Term 3
Where: Various venues throughout Western Australia
Cost: Various depending on the event



The Literature Centre

Writing Workshop for Students

From creative to persuasive to poetry, there are a range of writing workshops that can be tailored to your class. Our Education Officers and authors present interactive workshops using the artwork and process of picture books that are exhibited at the Centre. You can even book a Make Your Own Picture Book workshop. For more details regarding bookings at the Centre or at your school, please visit our website.

Target audience/Year level: PP-Tertiary students
When: Available all year
Where: The Literature Centre or at your school
Cost: $11 per student for a 2 hour workshop at the Centre - contact us for school incursion costs
Tel: (08) 9430 6869

Author Workshops at your School

Since 1992, The Literature Centre has worked with some of Australia's most awarded and acclaimed authors and illustrators. There are a number of ways that students can meet, hear from, or workshop with an Australian author. The Literature Centre can assist with booking a variety of authors to conduct writing workshops or Meet the Author sessions, or an in-residence program at your school for one or more days. This unique opportunity allows students to hear about how picture books and novels grow from an initial idea or personal experience through to development and publication.
Target audience/Year level: PP-Tertiary students
When: Available all year
Where: At your school
Cost: Contact the Centre for details

Talented Young Writers' Programs

The Centre's Talented Writers’ Programs nurture writers from a variety of schools over several years, with a full day of learning and writing each term presented by a top Australian author for young adults. The experience is informative, intense, inspiring and fun. Two streams are available: Young Writers’ Days for Years 7-8 students, and Youth Literature Days for Years 9-12 and beyond. A different author presents to these students each term in Fremantle, Albany, Bunbury, and Geraldton.
Target audience/Year level: Years 7-12
When: Full day workshops each term
Where: The Literature Centre
Cost: Contact the Centre for details
Contact: Kath Wisken on (08) 9430 6869