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Social Media & StoryArts – please get involved!

Blogging, and Social Media, at StoryArts Festival 101

Social Media Accounts:

StoryArts Festival is moving with the times, and we now have an active presence on Social Media.  And we would love for you to join in.  The more the merrier as they say.


Twitter – @StoryArtsFest

Instagram – @StoryArtsFestivalIpswich


***to the StoryArts Blogging Team, please read all the way to the bottom of this post.  And if you are not on the team, feel free to read the instructions and submit as per instructions***


Please use the following StoryArts hashtags and tags.  Please also feel free to also hashtag and tag your favourite author, illustrator, presenter, or book.

You can also tag us on Social Media, as well as your favourite author, illustrator, or presenter.  Just search for them on the Social Media Platforms that you use.

















No photos are to be taken of children, unless it is of their heads, from behind a large group, with no identifiable children in the picture.  Pictures of authors and/or illustrators with their books are the ultimate pictures.  However, pictures of presenters working their magic are also great.



Feel free to do a ‘write up’ of any session you attend or present.  Technical edits will be done on your submissions.


Send to:

Please send all blog submissions to:

And if you can, please let Sam S know about it.



There is no guarantee that your submission will be published as there are editorial guidelines that must be adhered to.  However, we welcome submissions aplenty.

42 Sleeps until StoryArts 2013 Opens!

Only 42 Sleeps to go until StoryArts Festival Ipswich opens!


With only 42 sleeps to go (perhaps a few less for the organisers), it is time to start getting prepared for StoryArts.

To all the schools attending, make sure you know which sessions you are going to with your classes.  Check out our school’s information document below to refresh your memory with all the essential details you will need.

Program Information

To all the lucky children attending, get reading!  Get your hands on the books written and illustrated by your favourite authors and illustrators and think about what you might like to ask them .  And you only have 4 more days to send in your entries for the “Write a Funny Story/Draw a Funny Story” Competition, so get working kids.  The Competition details are below.

Write a funny story competition

To the adults attending the Adult’s Program, there are still places available, so get in contact with your friends and colleagues and encourage them to join you on what will be an inspiring and informative weekend.  To refresh your memories, and to encourage others to attend, check out the program below.

SAFI Adults’ Program

We look forward to seeing you all in September and revelling in the joy that is Children’s Literature.  Keep reading folks!