Text Marks the Spot is the festival’s FREE schools program, supported by La Trobe University and curated by Sarah Mayor Cox.
Sessions this year include discussions with Anna Ciddor, Will Kostakis, Leigh Hobbs, Belinda Murrell, Kelly Gardiner and Bruce Mutard. Workshops will be offered by Chris Kennett, Katrina Nannestad, Casey Bennetto and Michael Johnson, ABC Heywire and Bruce Mutard.
There are also two schools performances of The Arrival, the Spare Parts Puppet Theatre performance based on Shaun Tan’s wordless picture book.
All schools in Bendigo and the region are invited to contact Capital Venues and Events, (03) 5434 6100, to register groups for events.
Teacher’s resources for many of the books created by attending authors can be found here.