Storytelling on the Road

Working with remote and regional primary and secondary schools in the Kimberley, Pilbara, Mid West, Goldfields, South West, and Great Southern, as well as several authors and illustrators, to deliver creative experiences with strong literacy and visual literacy outcomes.

Storytelling on the Road is an initiative by The Literature Centre, thanks to the funding of the DLGSCI’s Creative Learning Partnerships Program. The program is led by Anna Hardy, Creative Learning Associate and Project Coordinator, and assisted by Casey Mulder, Creative Learning Associate. Learn more about Anna and Casey below.

About the program

Storytelling on the Road seeks to deliver creative experiences to students in WA's rural and remote communities, providing them with artistic opportunities and chances to connect with published authors and illustrators that they might not have otherwise experienced. We understand that the needs of each school is different, so every workshop that hits the road is different and tailored to your school to achieve the best possible outcomes.


4 - 8 September: Broome Senior High School with Kate McCaffrey


14 - 16 August: Harvey Senior High School with Alexander Thorpe

16 June: Djidi Djidi Aboriginal School with Sabrina Dudgeon-Swift

7 - 8 June: Kalbarri District High School with Kelly Canby

For many students, storytelling - whether with words or images - is their happy space. The impact of hearing and learning from a writer or illustrator can be profound, and so is time spent being creative and seeing that creativity is something valued.

Anna Hardy

Keen to get involved?

If you're an artist, a teacher, or representing a school and would like to hit the road with us, we want to hear from you! Read our official EOI statement below, and reach out to

EOIs for Storytelling on the Road

About Anna and Casey

Anna Hardy

Anna Hardy is the Creative Learning Associate and Project Coordinator of Storytelling on the Road, as well as an Education Officer at The Literature Centre. Anna has been teaching English and Literature for over fifteen years in Australia and the UK, also holding the roles of Head of Learning Area and Dean of Curriculum. She currently works at The Literature Centre supporting authors and illustrators, and providing workshops to schools on writing and visual literacy. She is passionate about supporting own voice narratives, particularly for groups that have been silenced or misrepresented, and creativity in all its forms.

Casey Mulder

Casey Mulder is the Creative Learning Associate of Storytelling on the Road. Casey is a Ballardong Noongar woman with Dutch and English heritage. She loves storytelling in all its forms and lives on Whadjuk Country. Casey works in a variety of education roles, and is also a freelance editor and writer. She is currently working on a creative non-fiction manuscript with the support of the Centre for Stories, Magabala Books and Australian Indigenous Coffee, and is the First Nations editor for Westerly Magazine.

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