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'Writers on Writing' with bestselling author Matthew Ryan Davies

Local authors Matthew Ryan Davies and Karen Ginnane team up to talk about their journeys to publication and the power of literature to change the hearts and minds of readers. Matthew will explore the themes of his latest book, 'Things We Bury', and Karen will discuss her 'Time Catchers' series for young adult readers.

6.30pm Wed 2 Nov 2022 
Sam Merrifield Library, 762 Mt. Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds Victoria

Audience: All ages



Scribbler's Festival Family Program

Strong FoundationsA key to great writing is to transport your reader, but how do you transport them into an entirely different world? Join authors Amie Kaufman and Karen Ginnane as they unpack their latest works of fiction that explore resilience, empowerment and draw on the fantastical. 

10.00 -10.40am Sat 17 Sept 2022

The Studio (The YA Collective)

Venue: The Studio

Audience: 12+ years

Can Books Change Lives? Creatives Nadia L King, Karen Ginnane and Wai Chim don’t shy away from exploring the big issues in their work. They  discuss the role of fiction, how it can be more than just a portal of escapism but a platform to bring important topics to the forefront. In this discussion these writers share how they use research and life experiences to bring authenticity to the story.

12.00 -12.40pm Sat 17 Sept 2022

The Studio (The YA Collective)

Venue: The Studio

Audience: 12+ years

From Real to Weird.  This workshop will harness the riches that lurk in our subconscious to spark new worlds into being. With some quick-moving writing exercises to get us into the flow and harness our own imaginations, we’ll examine fantasy, the imagination, different ways of seeing and learn how to build a world.

2.00pm – 4.00pm Sun 18 Sept 2022

Venue: Tom Dadour - West Hall

Audience: Adult

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Scribbler's Festival Schools Program

Hidden Cities. Set in Victorian London, life is not as it seems in Karen Ginnane’s gripping new series, Time Catchers. Karen talks about using the real (historical) world as a jumping off place for the imagination to run wild.

Session 1

12.15 – 1pm Wed 14 September 2022

Venue: Subiaco Arts Centre (The Studio)
Audience: Years 7+

Session 2

10.45 – 11.30am Thurs 15 Sept 2022
Venue: Subiaco Arts Centre (Main Auditorium)
Audience: Years 7+


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