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Sydney Writers' Festival

Secondary School Days

Venue Riverside Theatre
Dates 20 May 2014

Sydney Writers’ Festival invites teachers and their students to join us for School Days in May 2014.

Secondary School Days is a celebration of literature for children and young adults, featuring a hand picked line-up of writers for secondary schools.

Teachers, this is a fantastic opportunity for students to engage with their favourite authors, discover exciting new voices and be inspired in a fun, educational and interactive day. In these hugely popular sessions, writers and illustrators will perform, read from their work, talk about their craft and take questions from the audience.

Secondary School Days welcomes some of the finest writers for young adults: 24-year-old novelist and journalist Will Kostakis, TV and YA fiction author Fiona Wood, champion author (and Olympian) Lisa Forrest and Australia’s leading spoken word performer for young people, David Stavanger aka Ghostboy.

Secondary School Days brings literature to life, offering students a chance to meet the people behind the stories they love. We look forward to seeing you at School Days 2014!

Books by participating writers will be available for purchase from the Gleebooks Festival Bookshop at each venue.

Please Note: The Secondary School Days program may include mature content and is not suitable for primary school-aged children. To assist teachers in planning for School Days Sydney Writers’ Festival have created a risk assessment document. To download a PDF of this risk assessment, please go to swf.org.au/schools

Dates & Times:
9:45am, Tuesday 20 May

Tickets:
Student/Additional Teacher $25*
*Transaction fees may apply

BOOKING STEP-BY-STEP

STEP 1. Download & Complete Booking Form

Secondary Education Booking Form

All bookings require a completed Booking Form. Risk assessments and education support materials (where provided) are available online. If you are from a Priority Funded School, please contact us regarding possible ticket subsidies that may be available to you.

STEP 2. Send your Booking Form to Us

Fax or e-mail your booking form to Riverside Education:

Fax: 02 9683 3267
Scan and E-mail: education_riverside@parracity.nsw.gov.au
Mail: Amy Matthews, Riverside Education, PO Box 3636, Parramatta NSW 2124.

N.B. Please do not send any payments with your booking form. Riverside will confirm your booking and then forward an invoice for your deposit. Bookings are made in strict order of receipt of booking form.

STEP 3. Riverside will Confirm your Booking

Riverside will confirm your booking and invoice the school for a $125 deposit. Teachers receive complimentary seating on a 20:1 ratio (unless otherwise specified). Once you have paid your deposit, your booking is secure. You can request changes to student numbers up to 4 weeks prior to the performance.

STEP 4. Final Payment

Riverside will invoice you for the balance, payable 4 school weeks before your performance or workshop date. At that stage student numbers are final. Bookings cannot be held if your final payment is not received and the deposit is forfeited. An increase of numbers is possible after the final payment day and is subject to availability.

STEP 5. Final Information Sent to Schools

A letter of confirmation will be issued instead of individual tickets if you attending a performance that has been allocated as a schools matinee. For other general public performances, you will be issued with tickets which you will be required to collect from Box Office before the performance. Prior to your visit, we will send you detailed information via email to ensure you have a hassle-free excursion. This will include updating you on any possible changes to times or more detailed information as it emerges from the rehearsal process. Please ensure you have given a valid email address on your booking form.

STEP 6. Attend and Enjoy!

Seating at schools performances is general admission and schools will be asked to enter the theatre as a group. We advise arriving at the theatre approximately 30 mins prior to your performance.

Terms and Conditions

The following Terms and Conditions apply for each Riverside Education performance booking:

  • A non-refundable deposit of $125 is to be paid within 14 days of the booking being confirmed by Riverside;
  • Changes to student numbers must be in writing and no later than school 4 weeks prior to the performance;
  • Final payment is due 4 school weeks prior to the performance;
  • Any changes to student numbers after this time are at the discretion of Riverside and subject to availability;
  • The booking is made on behalf of the school and the school accepts liability to make payments on the due dates.

Please note all school bookings made within 4 school weeks of a performance date must be paid in full within 1 week of confirmation and are final. There are no refunds or changes to numbers or dates on these bookings. If you have concerns about meeting the terms and conditions, please contact the Community Relations & Education Coordinator on 8839 3308.


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Ticket Prices

Student/Teacher $25

Transaction fees apply

Phone $4.60
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Counter $2.60
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School Bookings $4.00