Williamstown Literary Festival

Williamstown Literary Festival

The Williamstown Literary Festival has now grown into one of the country’s most respected wordfests, attracting some of Australia’s best loved authors. The festival is run by a committee of locals, supplemented by volunteers at festival time. The festival is held over two days in the Williamstown Town Hall, 104 Ferguson Street, Williamstown.

The festival has a strong focus on local participation, with the annual People’s Choice awards showcasing aspiring local writers and poets. The Ada Cambridge Award for Poetry and Prose is run annually with the winners being announced at the festival’s opening.

The program appeals to people of all ages and literary tastes.  Events include panels, interviews, author talks, workshops for children, teenagers and adults, readings and storytelling.  Writers working in all genres including poetry, novels, non fiction, crime, historical fiction, drama, adventure and sports contribute to a fabulous festival.

Visit Willy Lit Fest website for more information.