Scribblers Festival : Hunt for the Golden Feather

Published: Tuesday, 9 April 2019 at 3:57:39 PM

Scribblers Festival's Golden Feather Hunt is bringing back its statewide search or five 'golden feathers' hidden in library books to unlock a world of magic and storytelling for the children who find them.

From Thursday, 14 March until Sunday, 12 May feather-shaped bookmarks will be hidden in children’s and young adult books in participating libraries across Western Australia.

The Golden Feather Hunt, which is being held in the lead-up to Western Australia's newest a literature and arts festival for young people, aims to celebrate the joy of reading and encourage children to explore their library bookshelves.

Scribblers Festival director Katherine Dorrington said a lucky few children would find silver feathers between pages of books, winning them some fantastic prizes, including signed copies of books.

"The most precious feathers of all are the five golden feather bookmarks," Ms Dorrington said.

"These have been carefully placed in a few special libraries across the State and the children who find them will win an iPad and a VIP pass to the 2019 Scribblers Festival Family Weekend, which will be held in Claremont on Saturday, 11th and Sunday,12th May  with accommodation included for regional winners.

"Lucky treasure hunters who find the winning tickets are asked to notify their local librarian or email a photograph of their winning feather to hello@scribblersfestival.com.au," Ms Dorrington said.

"Last year golden feathers were found in Paraburdoo, Clarkson, Nedlands, Bull Creek and Bunbury, while silver feathers were found in Katanning, South Hedland, Albany, City of Perth, Subiaco, Mandurah, Collie, Claremont, Newman, Pingrup, Geraldon and Churchlands."

It's not just the gold and silver feathers that will earn you prizes. Children can draw on, colour in, paint on and decorate their feathered- finds and share photographs of them on on social media to win spot prizes throughout the lead-up to the festival.

Scribblers Festival, a literature and arts festival for young people launched by cultural agency FORM and the Town of Claremont, will be happening from Wednesday 8 May, until Sunday 12 May, at The Goods Shed and surrounds. 

Alongside an exciting lineup of free talks and workshops with world-renowned authors and artists, Ms Dorrington said this year’s festival featured the Golden Pen Awards, a brand new storytelling competition open to young West Australians aged 12-17, and The YA Collective- bringing teenagers and lovers of Young Adult books together to meet some of the leading writers in the field in sessions curated by teen youth curators.

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