The Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival Schools Program is now open for bookings for Wed 7th to Friday 9th June 2023. The Schools Program is an exciting opportunity for both primary & secondary students to engage directly with well known Australian authors in their very own classrooms.
Choose from a selection of authors to deliver either a workshop or talks designed to inspire the imagination & creativity or to teach writing skills & the literary process and more! Authors bios and details on the workshop/talks on offer are below.
The world of words, books and writing is brought to life with an author’s school visit. The feedback each year is amazing. Students, librarians & teachers are delighted to have us bring to our regional schools, authors from around the country.
The program runs for 3 days and bookings are taken up quickly so don’t delay – fill in the online form to make a booking and get started!
2023 Schools Program dates and times
The 2023 BRWF Schools Program will run on Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th and Friday 9th June 2023.
All of the authors will be available on these days.
How to book a session for your school
- Complete the booking form below before 1st March 2023
- Preference your
- date, and
- session type (workshop or talk)
- Choose your preferred session time
- morning or afternoon (at $330 inc gst), or
- both (at $660 inc gst)
- We’ll get back to you to finalise details
- You don’t need to pay at this stage – we’ll invoice you later
Schools Program 2023 Booking Form
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Schools Program co-ordinators
Margaret Chaffey, phone 0419 216 707
Lynn Phillips, phone 0450 858 546
Rebecca Hollis 0421 438 171
Schools Program feedback
Anna Feinberg’s ability to relate to all ages of students and make the child feel like they could be the next author if they wanted. The ideas she gave them to become a writer. Bought my library lessons for the past term to life.
Coffs Harbour Public School.
On Thursday, Year 6 didn’t have any old English lesson. No, they had the English lesson of their dreams when the magnificently creative Oliver Phommavanh came and told us how to write a narrative. It was great to hear some advice, and it’s pretty cool to have someone famous come to our school. We learnt a lot of useful skills, the five-finger technique, the fear chart and the embarrassment-o-metre! Everybody had a great time!
Year Six Student, Bishop Druitt College Primary School
Alana Valentine’s ability to engage with the students and to offer honest and relevant insights into the texts and process. She was also able to discuss the dramatic elements and techniques and expand on how decisions were made to increase meaning within the play. Also being able to watch excerpts was amazing for the students as they will not be able to access this in regional areas.
Macksville High School