Welcome to the latest Storyfest digital programme - Bookmarked@7!

Bookmarked@7 is a weekly livestream event that focuses on storytelling for all ages. Our first chapter consisted of regular host Caroline Graham and a rotating roster of guest hosts highlighting arts practitioners within the Gold Coast Arts and Culture Community; showcasing their stories of grit and vernacular creativity in the wake of COVID-19. This chapter concluded with our
first ever live and in person broadcast from Dust Temple, in partnership with Swell Sculpture Festival.

And so begins our second chapter of Bookmarked@7, where the kids are taking over! Bookmarked@7 will be featuring the incredible collective of authors and students that make Storyfest possible.

Tune in every Monday evening at 7.00pm live on Facebook.

Monday 26 October | Carl Smith
Monday 2 November | Kate and Jol Temple

Monday 26 October | Carl Smith

Somerset students Soumia Lamont and Amelia Wilson take over Bookmarked@7 tonight to have a discussion with Carl Smith - an award-winning science journalist and kids’ presenter at the ABC!

Carl has won multiple awards for his work, including a Young Walkley Award in 2017, 'Young Journalist of the Year 2015' from the SA Press Club, 'Best New Australian Journalist 2014' from the Lizzies Tech Journalism Awards, and two Clarion Awards. He also makes radio documentaries for RN’s science programs and co-presents the kids’ podcasts Short & Curly and Pickle.

Join them as they discuss the importance of storytelling through an educational lens, and the dynamic between Carl’s scientific and literary background.

Monday 26 October, 7.00pm | Facebook LIVE

Monday 2 November | Kate and Jol Temple

Somerset students take the reins of Bookmarked@7 and feature dynamic writing duo Kate and Jol Temple!

Kate and Jol are the award-winning authors of a stack of funny books for kids including the hilarious junior fiction series ‘Yours Truly Alice Toolie’ and the CBCA honour book ‘Captain Jimmy Cook Discovers Third Grade’. Their picture books include ‘Are You My Bottom?’, ‘Room on Our Rock’, ‘Mike I Don’t Like’, ‘Parrot Carrot’ and ‘I Got This Hat’ – which was National Simultaneous Storytime Book and read by over half a million kids on the same day. They live in Sydney with their two sons and a dog that thinks it’s a raccoon.
Tune in to hear them talk about what being a writer is like, and how they write their stories!

Monday 2 November, 7.00pm | Facebook LIVE