29 July 2016

10 Literary Events Coming Up In August That You Don’t Want To Miss

The month of August seems to have exploded with literary festivals and events. With a vast variety of programs happening across the country, we recommend to all writing enthusiasts and book lovers the following:

August 5-7: Byron Writers Festival, Byron Bay, NSW

The iconic coastal town of Byron Bay hosts Australia’s largest regional writers’ festival every August. This year the festival is expecting a line-up of over 150 writers, poets, journalists and politicians.

August 5-7: Words in Winter, Daylesford, VIC

Held every August, the literary and arts festival celebrates words, stories and ideas through events that include readings, poetry, theatre, music, presentations, workshops, visiting authors and exhibitions. Good excuse to escape to country Victoria for the weekend? We think so!

August 5-14: Perth Poetry Festival, Perth, WA

If you are a poetry-lover, go along and experience a festival jam-packed with presentations, workshops, performances and discussions.

August 10-13: Storyology, Sydney, NSW

The Walkley Foundation’s annual festival boasts an impressive program, with a line-up of presentations and technical masterclasses led by industry leaders and storytellers. With both local and international media talent expected, the festival is not one to miss!

August 12-14: Bendigo Writers Festival, Bendigo, VIC

With an extensive array of speakers, presentations and workshops, head into the heart of Bendigo for a fantastic literary program.

August 12-14: Cairns Tropical Writers Festival, Cairns, QLD

Held at a hotel overlooking the Cairns Harbour, the event will showcase presentations, discussions and readings, as well as workshops and masterclasses for writers to hone their skills. Live outside of Cairns? Why not treat yourself to a tropical, literary retreat for the weekend…

August 19-28: Salisbury Writers’ Festival, Salisbury, SA

Offering writing enthusiasts and book lovers the opportunity to partake in development workshops and the chance to liaise with established writers, the event would be fantastic for all emerging writers.

August 25-28: Queensland Poetry Festival, Brisbane, QLD

Celebrate poetry at the annual four-day festival and enjoy a variety of presentations and readings.

August 26-September 4: Melbourne Writers Festival, Melbourne, VIC

With over 350 events featuring hundreds of writers, expect a vibrant program of storytelling, conversation and discussion, intellectual debate, educational programs, as well as music and art events! Go along to the two-week celebration and immerse yourself in all things literature.

August 26-28: Canberra Writers Festival, Canberra, VIC

Driven by the themes ‘Power, Politics and Passion’ the festival boasts an exciting line-up of local, national and international writers around the Capital. Held over three days, the festival offers a number of opportunities to get involved – including workshops, panel sessions, keynote addresses and literary lunches and dinners.

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