Term 2 TLC News

Published on Monday, 3 May 2021 at 1:03:26 PM

If you missed our recent Term 2 TLC News email, we also have our TLC News brochure available in a concise new printable version.  

View or download a copy HERE

In this edition, we share:

  • Term 2's exhibitions/workshops at our Centre for school excursions;
  • Incursion options for workshops in schools using travelling exhibitions:
  • Updates on our Young Writers Collective and Online programs;
  • Exciting excursion opportunities in September for The Sound of Picture Books performances; AND
  • We've announced an exciting Conference Scholarship opportunity for early career teachers in October 2021.   


Workshops and Picture Book Exhibitions

For enquiries about Literature Workshop EXCURSIONS held at our Centre within carefully curated Picture Book Exhibitions of original artwork, preliminaries, research materials and more, please contact us on phone 08 9430 6869 or email info@thelitcentre.org.au  In term 2, we have three exhibitions available for bookings, Who's Afraid of the Quite Nice Wolf?, The All New Must Have Orange 430, and Ned Kelly and the Green Sash plus for older classes don't miss The Watertower workshop.  For full details on these 4 picture books, including suitability, tips and WA Curriculum links, see HERE

If INCURSIONS are preferred at your school, please contact us about Literature Workshops using travelling Picture Book Exhibitions. We have over 25 different Australian picture books to choose from, suitable for all year levels Pre-Primary to Year 12, which can be displayed and workshopped by our TLC Education Officers in schools (or libraries). Contact our Education Officers to discuss tailored incursions - phone 08 9430 6869 or email info@thelitcentre.org.au

SPECIAL OFFER!  A reminder to schools that during 2021 we can work safely with one class at a time in your school. We still are offering reduced daily fee INCURSIONS of $600 per day for bookings this year, with sessions tailored to multiple classes each day. For incursions in schools in outer Perth metro or regional WA areas additional travel fees may apply.

Find out more HERE


Writing Program News

In light of the success of our Young Writers Program moving online last year, we've taken the opportunity offer the two programs concurrently. The Young Writers Collective will continue to be delivered face-to-face each term in Fremantle and in our host schools in regional WA - Bunbury, Busselton, Geraldton and Albany.   Download the Collective promotional flyer HERE

Young Writers Online will be delivered via pre-recorded writing sessions for schools and individual students in WA and throughout Australia.  Links to two author video series each semester are available for a small fee.

For the Collective and Online, it's not too late!  Although we're moving into Term 2 it's not too late to join either of these programs for the remainder of the year.  Fill in our registration form or send your enquiry today. Download the timetables and registration forms, or head to Young Writers to find out more HERE 


The Sound of Picture Books Is Back in September!

This time in 3 fabulous locations - The Literature Centre in Fremantle, Joondalup Library and Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School

The Literature Centre, in partnership with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and Australian Piano Warehouse, is proud to present The Sound of Picture Books in 2021!  Our new feature book is Afloat in Venice (Tina Wilson & Joan Wilson, music composed by Matt Ottley).  For Bunbury audiences only, older students can experience the incredible Home and Away (John Marsden & Matt Ottley).

Afloat In Venice is suitable for Kindy to Year 6 students, with tailored multi-modal sessions according to year levels.  

See our 3 promotional flyers with all the details for Fremantle, Joondalup and Bunbury or visit What's On on this website.

To book The Sound of Picture Books for your students email info@thelitcentre.org.au or call us on 08 9430 6869.

Find out more HERE


Celebrate Reading National Conference Update 

Our Conference is back 29-30 October 2021, with a Young Adult Literature focus.  Don't miss two inspiring and thought-provoking days at our Centre with this fascinating line-up of Australian YA Authors:

Alice Pung, Karen Foxlee, Ellie Marney, Michael Pryor, Meg Caddy, Tristan Bancks, Barry Jonsberg, Michael Gerard Bauer and Holden Sheppard, along with special guests Yuot A Alaak and Sophie McNeill.

Registrations are now open!   See all details and download our Conference flyer HERE

Scholarship Winners!  Due to exceptional entries, we're thrilled to announce 7 winners this year! Congratulations to these early career teachers:

  • Megan Henry - Leeming SHS
  • Suzy Coull - Carine SHS
  • Sarah Adams - Kalamunda SHS
  • Luke Del Fante - John Curtin College of the Arts
  • Sally Mathews - Yanchep Secondary College
  • Caitlin Leadbetter - Wanneroo Secondary College
  • Amberley Gempton - Joseph Banks Secondary College, Banksia Grove

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