School Program + COVID-19 School Workshop Offer

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

Literature Workshops (Incursions & Excursions)


Read on or see our special COVID relief offer - REDUCED FEES - for Literature Workshops  HERE

Dear Teachers,

We understand these are unprecedented times in schools and classrooms and our thoughts have been with you during the COVID-19 crisis.  

We would like to offer the exciting opportunity for us to present a workshop in your school, given school excursions may not be possible at this time. Our Literature workshops will give your students the enjoyment of interacting with the original artwork and process material of a picture book, enhancing and broadening their visual literacy as well as working on their inferential comprehension.  We have over 20 Australian picture book exhibitions in our collection and we'll discuss with you what will work best for your students. 


For the remainder of 2020, in order to support you and your students, we are offering a reduced daily fee of $495.00* (normally $880.00).

The following TWO options are NOW available:

OPTION 1 - $495 for 3 classes per day (sessions 90 minutes, 1 class per session)  Education Officer works with 3 separate classes.  NORMALLY $880  

OPTION 2 - $495 for 2 classes per day (sessions 2 hours, 1 class per session)  Education Officer works with 2 separate classes.  NORMALLY $880


This fee enables an Education Officer to work safely in your school, whether it be Department of Education, Independent or Catholic Education, working with one class at a time and adhering to COVID-19 safety measures from the Western Australian Department of Health.

* Please Note: An additional travel fee will apply for bookings outside the Perth metropolitan area. 


BOOK NOW! - If your school is ready to host an incursion, please email to secure your date. If you are not ready now but would like to hold a date for later, or would like more information about what our visit entails, please do not hesitate to contact us on our emails below.

If you would like further information on our writing workshops or any other workshops please see School Programs on this site or call the Centre on 08 9430 6869 to discuss what we can do for you.  Read below for information relating to literature workshops held at the Centre.


We look forward to hearing from you!

The TLC Education Team

Sacha Burbridge                                           

Natalya Simon





Literature workshops are held in the Centre's galleries within an exhibition of original artwork from an Australian picture book.  Each term, there are at least four picture books exhibited which may include drafts, research material, photographs, storyboards, dummy books, and preliminary artwork.   

Workshops are interactive and will have students engrossed by explaining the illustrations and predicting the storyline.  The Centre's Education Officers share the journey of the book from its beginning to the final book format: through questions, discussions, drama, writing, and drawing.

For primary schools workshops, The Literature Centre proudly acknowledges our long and rewarding partnership with Healthway, promoting the Go For 2&5 and the Foodbank Superhero Foods messages. Together they assist us with funding for our 'Go for 2 & 5' Primary School Literature Program throughout the year. Continuing in 2020, The Literature Centre will also proudly promote Superhero Foods to WA school children; giving them healthy bodies and strong minds. Find out more at

Did you know we also have travelling exhibitions?  Literature Workshops can be held at your school, conducted by Education Officers, and using the Centre’s range of our travelling exhibitions. See the Travelling Exhibitions section for details.

Current Exhibitions:  Find out which picture book exhibitions are available this term.  Click through to the Book Exhibitions section of this website.

Excursion Information: The Literature Centre complies with the Department of Education's Excursion Policy Guidelines.  For further excursion information specific to the Centre, including our $20 million public liability insurance, please see the attachments below.

Duration:  2 hours.

Suitable:  Pre Primary to Year 12.  Conducted by the Centre’s Education Officers.

Cost: $11.00 per student

Longer workshops are available.

Western Australian Curriculum:  These workshops are linked to the Literature strand of the Western Australian Curriculum, in particular Responding to Literature.  In addition, most picture books provide other Western Australian Curriculum links and are noted within the description of the picture books we use.


Foodbank Superhero Foods Overview Flyer

Letter to Parents - Tips for Packing a Healthy Lunchbox

Emergency Evacuation Procedures.pdf

2019/20 TLC Public Liability Certificate of Currency (insurance)

TLC Excursion Information Sheet.doc