School Programmes

The Literature Centre has a range of workshops for students from Pre-Primary to Year 12 and professional learning opportunities for teachers.

Authors and Illustrators

The Literature Centre has worked with some of Australia’s most awarded and acclaimed Authors and Illustrators since we opened our doors in 1993.

Within our building, the Centre offers a two bedroom residence for Authors and Illustrators to stay with us while they conduct school sessions, and also while they create.  After all, some of our nation’s top picture books resulted in collaborations formed at our Centre between visiting Authors and Illustrators!  Something we are very proud to nurture and support.

There are a number of ways your students can meet, hear from, or workshop with an Author or Illustrator of children’s and young adult literature.


Author/Illustrator In-Residence

This is a great opportunity whereby an Author or Illustrator will spend 1 day or multiple days working at your school.  The Centre’s Education Officers may also accompany the Author or Illustrator to assist with the running of the workshops.  Call us to discuss your requirements and we will tailor a suitable residency.

Duration: 1 or more days.

Suitable: Pre-Primary to Year 12.  Conducted by Author/Illustrator.

Cost: Please contact the Centre to discuss options.  Ph: 08 9430 6869 or

EXCURSION POLICY GUIDELINES: The Literature Centre complies fully with the excursion policy guidelines of the WA Department of Education. For details regarding excursions to our Centre, please click on this attachment