There is something timeless about books, especially the good ones. Stories stay with us, long after we turn the cover on the final page. They take us away from today and lead us into another time and place, where anything and everything is possible. Today we launched the Willy Lit Fest 2016 program to a full […]
Happy 450th Birthday to Shakespeare! Do you know the fifty everyday words and phrases we use that were penned by Shakespeare? Although language is constantly changing, many phrases have endured. Here is a note on waiting with a little help from William Shakespeare: Waiting for Willy Lit fest 2016 As we wait ‘with bated breath’ for […]
“The People’s Choice is fun, whether you win or not. My entry for 2014 “The Winner” was a satirical tale of a People’s Choice entrant who takes the competition way too seriously and is ultimately defeated – yet again. The story went down very well with the crowd and I was surprised, but delighted, to […]
We’re so grateful for our volunteers and the work they do over the festival weekend. We could not run the festival without their support and involvement. Here’s what some of them have said about volunteering: Diaga Goodall “With 13 years working as a Willy Lit Fest volunteer, I can recommend the experience for anyone […]
Belinda Roxy Guarnaccia was the winner of the People’s Choice Poetry award in 2014. “I have always loved poetry and writing poetry. The poem I wrote and entered into the Williamstown Literary Festival 2014 People’s Choice awards, was called Tell Them. It’s about learning to express our emotions and letting our loved ones know exactly how we […]
In the 1990s, Ramona Koval began her quest to discover family secrets and her own identity. Her parents were Holocaust survivors who settled in Melbourne and as a child Koval learned little about their lives. Join Ramona Koval, Melbourne writer, journalist and broadcaster as she shares her journey of unexpected encounters, heartbreak and courage. Tuesday 19 April, […]
Olga Lorenzo is a guest author at this year’s Willy Lit Fest with her latest novel, The Light on the Water and will be discussing it with Lucia Nardo, a long time friend of the Willy Lit Fest. Described by her publisher Allen and Unwin as ‘a superbly written and conceived literary work about the best […]
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