WordFest 2019

WordFest Artwork 2019

 

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Monash Public Library Service presents its annual literary festival WordFest where storytellers come together and share the poignant experiences that shape their lives.  It is through their stories that they may enact change in the lives of their readers and audience.

All festival speakers and author talks listed are FREE. Writing Workshops are $10.50.

Bookings are essential!

Previous WordFest information.

 

WordFest Launch

Mariam Issa

 

Thursday 20 June 2019

6.30pm for 7pm start

Monash Gallery of Art

Mariam Issa; Refugee advocate and

Ambassador of Peace award winner

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Sir John Monash Lecture

Hoda Picture

 THIS EVENT IS NOW BOOKED OUT 

The panelists will share their own experiences and tell the story of Behrouz Boochani, a writer, journalist, scholar, cultural advocate and filmmaker, who has been detained on Manus Island since 2013.

Image by Hoda Afshar.

Friday 21 June 2019

6.30pm for 7pm start

Monash Gallery of Art

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Competitions
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21 June - 27 July

Short Story Competition

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WordFest Artwork 2019

21 June - 27 July

Snap Story Competition

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Author Talks

Noel Braun

Tuesday 25 June

7pm

Glen Waverley Library

Noel Braun.

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Les Twentyman

Thursday 27 June

7pm

Clayton Theatrette

Les Twentyman.

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Carly Findlay

Thursday 4 July

7pm

Wheelers Hill Library

Carly Findlay.

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Moreno Giovannoni

Tuesday 9 July

7pm

Wheelers Hill Library

In conversation with Moreno Giovannoni.

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John Silvester

Thursday 11 July

7pm start

Monash Gallery of Art

John Silvester.

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Alice Pung

Thursday 18 July

7.30pm

Mount Waverley Community Centre

Alice Pung.

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Nevo Zisin

Tuesday 23 July

7pm

Glen Waverley Library

Nevo Zisin.

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Isobelle Carmody

Thursday 25 July

7pm

Mount Waverley Community Centre

Isobelle Carmody. 

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Adult and Youth Writing Workshops

Steve Amsterdam

Saturday 22 June

2pm | Cost $10.50

Mount Waverley Library

Steven Amsterdam. Workshop for Youth

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Gabrielle Wang

Saturday 29 June

2pm | Cost $10.50

Mount Waverley Library

Gabrielle Wang. Workshop for Youth.

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Ruth Clare

Tuesday 2 July

7pm | Cost $10.50

Wheelers Hill Library

Ruth Clare. Workshop for Adults.

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WordFest Awards Ceremony

Tuesday 22 August

Time TBA

Monash Gallery of Art

Word Fest Awards Ceremony.

Bookings by invitation only

 

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Last updated: 04 June 2019