Jam-packed program for Somerset Storyfest 2021

The Somerset Storyfest’s Writers’ Festival program has been released and tickets are now available for the upcoming week-long event.

The 2021 festival begins on the Gold Coast on March 13, and will feature events and workshops by Australian authors that will delight wordsmiths and bookworms alike.

Last year’s event had to be cancelled at the last minute, so the team has been working on putting together a jam-packed line up with an array of immersive events to nurture emerging writers.


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Visitors to this year’s festival will have a range of literary experiences at their fingertips, including podcast workshops, writing masterclasses,  improvisation sessions and champagne brunches.

Students and adults will have the opportunity to meet with some of Australia’s most notable authors and visual storytellers including children’s author Andrew Daddo, adventurer and author Tim Cope, and young rising star of Queensland Poetry, Evelyn Araluen.

Australian author Melina Marchetta, known for her young adult novel Looking for Alibrandi, will also be sharing some juicy insights.

“I’ll be hosting three sessions throughout the festival where I’ll be speaking candidly about the working life of a writer and giving exclusive insight into the tools of my trade.”

City of Gold Coast Mayor, Tom Tate said he was proud Storyfest is “part of the Gold Coast way of life”.

“As our youngest generations face the difficult challenges of coping with an increasingly complex world, it is essential we encourage their love of and capability with words,” Cr Tate said.

Storyfest will operate under a COVID safe plan and offers a variety of free community events although registration is required for contact tracing purposes.

A full program of events can be found at storyfest.com.au

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