Tickets for this Willy Lit Fest 2016 are selling fast!  There are four ways you can purchase your tickets: Online – tickets will be sent by post or available for collection in the Festival Hub during the festival weekend At the Box Office over the festival weekend – some sessions will book out prior to […]

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Vin Maskell, MC and curator of Stereo Stories Live, gives us a glimpse into how the show comes together. The band is setting up in my loungeroom:  Peter Maskell  and Jack Gramski with their guitars and  microphones and amps and leads, Anthony Shortte with his drumkit, Rob Gador with his bass guitars and amps. Writers […]

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We’re so thrilled to announce the following writers who have made it onto the Ada Cambridge shortlist for 2016. A huge congratulations to them all and our thanks to everyone who entered. Register your spot now for the announcement of the Ada Cambridge prizes and the official festival opening. The Ada Cambridge Prose Prize 2016 […]

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UPDATE – Huge congratulations to Andy and Jill Griffiths and Terry Denton for the Australian Book Industry Award for Book of the Year for Younger Children and the People’s Choice For Younger Readers (0-8) with The 65 Storey Treehouse! You can read about all the wonderful Australian Book Industry Award winners at the ABIA site. […]

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We are excited to be offering so many events for children and young adults. Encouraging young readers to come to the Willy Lit Fest and get up close with their favourite authors is important in promoting reading, creativity and story in the lives of young people. Here’s a summary of what we have on offer: For […]

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Here’s a varied selection of sessions that will make a perfect Mother’s Day gift for your special Mum. If she likes football check out A Passion for Footy with Nicole Hayes, Michael Hyde, Angela Pippos and Alicia Sometimes who are all mad for footy. Sunday 19 June, 2.00pm – 3.00pm. If she likes music you can’t go […]

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“ABOUT EIGHTEEN MONTHS ago, I started to spend time walking around the inner western suburbs of Melbourne where I have lived for twenty years. It wasn’t for fitness reasons – this wasn’t cheerless power walking, but vague wandering. As I went, I took photos of street art, faded signage, smoke pouring out of chimneys, old […]

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We have our very own poet laureate, Committee member, Professor Chris Ringrose. Chris shared this wonderful poem on the impact that words and stories have made in his life, written especially for the Willy Lit Fest program launch. Our audience was delighted! Thank you Chris! Stay Curious About the lure of curiosity – the need to make a leap, […]

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