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 are other school incursions or excursions that we can also offer.  

Since 2020 with  COVID affecting school excursions and incursions we reduced our fees to encourage and support schools. We hope you can appreciate this has also impacted our sustainability and we now need to start charging realistically again for what it costs us to deliver our programs. Reduced rates are available for low ICSEA schools and please contact us if the below is prohibitive to you.

School Booking Form

At the Centre

Literature workshops and Writing workshops

  • 2-hour workshop is charged at $15 per student.
  • Maximum of 35 students per class.
  • Maximum of two classes per session (may require 2 Education Officers and two exhibition spaces).
  • Minimum charge of $300 per workshop (this works out at 22 students x $15 per head).

At your School 

  • $800 per day (including travel - metropolitan school*) 

$350 - 1 hr workshop (including travel)

$600 - 2 hr workshop (including travel) 

  • Education Officers will advise the maximum number of workshops they are able to complete depending on the exhibition.  Additional sessions may incur an additional fee of $75.00 (max of 35 students).
  • One class per workshop - maximum of 35 students per class 
  • Literature Workshops with original artwork:

A maximum of two exhibitions can be presented in one day (one suitable for lower primary/secondary and one for upper primary/ secondary)  allowing 40 minutes to swap exhibitions.

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

*Metropolitan School – as per the Department of Education boundaries (North = Yanchep, South = Mandurah/Peel region)  - see map on our website. If 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).

Workshop Requirements

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 another teacher from the school, to fulfil the 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.

Residence at School / Library – Author / Illustrator

  • Individual rates apply (Contact our Education team for rates)
  • Travel applies at ALL author/illustrator residences at a rate of 80cents per km from author/illustrator’s home to school and return. 
  • If residence falls over two or more days in a regional or rural location, cost for accommodation and meals to be paid for by the organising school.  In addition, a maximum $81 per diem will be charged if meals are not provided – based on ATO rates.   
  • Maximum student numbers to be discussed with individual author/illustrator.  
  • Individual author/illustrator rates apply (GST may be applicable) 
  • Number and duration of workshops to be discussed with author/illustrator
  • School to provide access to tea/coffee during breaks, and a light lunch if applicable.  Special dietary requirements will be confirmed at the time of booking.

Professional Learning at School  (or TLC)

1 hour session - $30 per teacher (minimum $300)

2 hour session - $60 per teacher

4 hour session - $120 per teacher

rates include travel to metropolitan schools

The Fine Print

Minimum Fee: Please note, that 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. 

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.

Please note the recommended ratio of supervising teachers/parent helpers:

Kindy - Year 3: 1 adult: 5 students

Year 4 - Year 12: 1 adult: 10 students

Home School: 1 adult educator per family group

General requirements (for Residences): To be communicated to the school at the time of booking (check author/illustrator individual requirements).

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 at (08) 9326 3970, email or visit their website here.

School Booking Form

Documents for Important Documents for Schools
TitleDocument Date
2023/2024 TLC Public Liability Insurance CertificateMarch 27, 2023
COVID Safety Plan Updated Jan 2022July 2, 2021
Emergency Evacuation ProceduresNovember 19, 2020
Excursion GuidelinesApril 21, 2023
Excursion InformationNovember 19, 2020
Perth Metropolitan MapDecember 20, 2021
Travel Policy Certificate of CurrencyApril 24, 2023