Keen to help kids from under-resourced schools?

As you probably know – or will soon get to know – The Curb is pretty passionate about community, elevating lesser heard voices, and embracing unity and diversity.

So I was pretty happy when Andrew asked if I’d like to write a short post about an event that also embraces those values.

Scribblers Festival is a literature and arts festival for kids, and made its debut in Perth’s busy cultural scene in May 2018.

The inaugural festival was brought to life by cultural non-profit FORM and Town of Claremont, and included local, national and international authors and illustrators across a three-day Schools Program and a, largely free, Family Program.

It was developed as part of FORM’s Creative Learning program and strives to inspire creativity and learning, via storytelling in its many forms.

Crowdfunding campaign for 2019

But… to reach a wider audience and continue to make the festival accessible – and free – to as many young people as possible, they’ve launched a crowdfunding campaign.

Hoping to raise $10,000 by 20 July, the funds will provide tickets and bus transportation for 10 under-resourced schools to attend the 2019 Schools Program. Any additional funds raised will help ensure the festival’s Family Program remains free.

Even $10 makes a difference!

They’re offering some pretty cool perks for donors. 2018 Festival guest, word-nerd, David Astle, has kindly donated a downloadable crossword – every donor receives one of these! They’ve also got goodies from The Goods Shed, signed books, and a VIP Festival Experience up for grabs!

The campaign only runs until 20 July, so they’d love your support now.

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They’d also love it if you could share the campaign with your networks and on social media.

About The Author

Jeanette is a writer/editor by day and film nerd by 'whenever she has time'... Within her journo degree, she dabbled in a bit of film studies and semiotics, so loves deconstructing both the aural and visual elements of film. She's written a few film/arts reviews in her time, been an 'odd guest' on Ireland's 'leading' film review podcast, Spoilerama, and loves a good opening night, film festival, special event, immersive experience... An adventurer at heart (both literally and metaphorically), she loves the power of cinema to transport and transform. When the lights dim, generally with wine in paw, she sinks into that delicious world only films can take you.. She loves a good drama, films with underlying philosophical narratives, and stuff that makes ya think, but can also giggle her face off at a silly rom-com or animation loaded with jokes for adults... She loves telling the story about meeting film director Mike Leigh and that one time that William McInnes asked her for a lift on the back of her pink scooter (#truestory).

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