schools program friday august 10

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Thousands of young people attend our free program for schools, Text Marks the Spot, which runs on the Friday of the Festival. 

This packed program, with dozens of sessions for very young to senior secondary students, is made possible by the generous support of The Capital, the City of Greater Bendigo, and La Trobe University. We thank Sarah Mayor Cox for her enthusiastic coordination of the program, and Cecile Shanahan, who has devoted many volunteer hours to its development.

View Street is invaded by excited students, who, for many years now, have enjoyed lively, thought-provoking, entertaining sessions with writers of all kinds of books. 

To secure tickets for your school and to receive information, contact the Box Office at The Capital on 5434 6100 or email