Literature Workshops

The Literature Centre aims to make literature more accessible to students from Pre-Primary to Year 12, in an inspiring and nurturing environment. Although many schools visit the Centre, we also conduct residences in schools and libraries throughout WA. These residences are conducted by the Centre's Education Officers or Australian Authors and Illustrators who work with us.

Our workshops are very popular and are detailed below but there there are other school incursions or excursions that we can also offer.  


Incursions in 2022

Schools can access a daily fee of $650 per day (including travel - metropolitan school*)

Daily Fee Structure

3 x 1.5-hour workshop with one class per session or

4 x 1-hour workshops with one class per session

One class per workshop - maximum of 35 students per class.

Additional workshop $75 per class (max 35 students) – to be arranged and confirmed with Education Officer. 

*Metropolitan School – as per the Department of Education boundaries (North = Yanchep, South = Mandurah/Peel region)  - see map on our websiteIf the school falls outside the metropolitan boundaries, in addition to the workshop fee, travel will be charged at 80 cents per km from TLC to the school and return (based on Google maps data).

Please contact The Literature Centre if your requirements fall outside these guidelines.

Invoicing:  If student numbers vary from those booked, it is necessary to advise the Centre prior to your session.  The school will be invoiced by email at the time of confirmation and payment is required within 7 days following the workshop. A full cancellation fee will be charged if notice given is less than five weeks prior to the visit (excluding school holidays).

Duty of Care: Please note as indicated in Department of Education Excursion procedures and policy that the teacher-in-charge of the class MUST BE PRESENT AT ALL TIMES during the session.

School Booking Form


Workshop Requirements for Incursions

Physical Requirements

  • One classroom-sized cleared quiet area for set up of the exhibitions. We will bring suitable boards to display our exhibitions.  Whiteboard, markers and eraser may be needed.
  • 2-3 small display tables
  • If required, access to a class set of chairs and tables or class set of clipboards for students to lean on
  • If required, students to bring lead pencils

Staff at the Centre will plan your residence to suit the needs of your students. For some workshops, additional materials may be needed. These may include such things as a data projector and screen, access to a photocopier and access to water.

 Other Considerations

  • IMPORTANT! Students should not be shown the exhibition book(s) before participating in a session. However, we encourage teachers to read other books by the same author or illustrator, to the students if you wish. Please ensure all teachers are aware of this.
  • Each class MUST be accompanied by their class teacher, or other teacher from the school, to fulfil duty of care requirements. Students must be supervised during the sessions and, of course, the knowledge acquired by the teacher is invaluable.
  • Many teachers consider these sessions to be Professional Learning and a rare opportunity to observe the individual responses of their students. Detailed teachers' notes, ensuring appropriate follow-up activities, will be provided.

Accommodation and Meals: To be provided by the school during regional WA residences.


Excursions to our Centre 

Students love visiting our unique Centre in the heritage-listed surrounds of the Old Fremantle Prison. Literature Workshops are held in one of the Centre's galleries, usually within an exhibition of original artwork (or prints) from an Australian picture book.

Workshops are interactive and will have students engrossed, particularly as they explore and interpret the illustrations and attempt to predict the storyline. The Centre's Education Officers share the journey of the book from its beginning to the final book format: through questions, discussions, and often with an element of writing, drawing or drama.

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

COVID Safety Plan: Updated 2 July 2021 here.

Duration:  2 hours.

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

Cost: $11.00 per student

Maximum of 35 students per class 

Maximum of two classes per session (may require 2 Education Officers and two exhibition spaces).

Minimum Fee: Please note, a minimum fee of $180 applies to all sessions at The Literature Centre. 

Invoicing:  If student numbers vary from those booked, it is necessary to advise the Centre prior to your session.  The school will be invoiced by email at the time of confirmation and payment is required within 7 days following the workshop. A full cancellation fee will be charged if notice given is less than five weeks prior to the visit (excluding school holidays).

Duty of Care: Please note as indicated in Department of Education Excursion procedures and policy that the teacher-in-charge of the class MUST BE PRESENT AT ALL TIMES during the session.

The Literature Centre recommends the following ratio of supervising teachers/parent helpers:

Kindy to Year 3 - 1 adult to 10 students

Year 4 to Year 12 -1 adult to 15 students

Home School: 1 adult educator per family group

Parent Helpers:  The Centre welcomes parents to all sessions, however, we have found parents with toddlers and/or babies distract students and we ask teachers to take this into account when planning their excursion.

Travel to The Literature Centre: Plan your visit to The Literature Centre using public transport! The Fremantle train station is  an enjoyable 15 walk from the Centre.  Transperth can provide you with information on transport costs and help you plan your route.  Contact the Transperth Education Team on (08) 9326 3970, email education@transperth.wa.gov.au or visit their website here.

School Booking Form