3 weekends

13-29 May, 2022

24 live events over

3 weekends

13-29 May 2022

shifting sands

Held over three weekends each May, the Queenscliffe Literary Festival is a celebration of Australian writers, books and ideas in a program of events designed to entertain and stimulate.

Our theme for 2022 is Shifting Sands. As we continue to navigate an uncertain world, we welcome the insights and wisdom of our finest writers and thinkers to help us keep our footing.

Begun in 2015, the festival is run by a voluntary committee of management as a not-for-profit incorporated association. All participants in the program are paid fees based on the Australian Society of Authors recommended rates. 

The Borough of Queenscliffe is delighted to support the Queenscliffe Literary Festival, which has become an important cultural event  for locals and visitors alike. Best wishes to all participants and audiences for an engaging and enjoyable series of events.

Mayor, Cr Ross Ebbels, Borough of Queenscliffe

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Featured Events

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Sunday 29 May

A Rich Inner Life 

11.00am

Point Lonsdale Primary School Hall
$25 / $18 conc.

Charlotte Wood (The Luminous Solution) shares what artists can teach us about inspiration and hard work, and how to find courage during difficult times. 

Charlotte Wood in conversation with Sophie Cunningham

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Sunday 29 May

Funny As … 

4.00pm

Point Lonsdale Primary School Hall
$25 / $18 conc.

Hear from brilliant Melbourne writers Toni Jordan (Dinner with the Schnabels), Katherine Collette (The Competition) and Jacquie Byron (Happy Hour) on how they mine modern life for comedy.

Toni JordanKatherine ColletteJacquie Byron Chair: Lyn Yeowart

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Saturday 28 May

Queenscliff in Truth and Fiction 

4.00pm
Queenscliff Town Hall
$25 / $18 conc.

Playwright Hannie Rayson and ABC broadcaster Michael Cathcart take you on a literary journey through Queenscliff’s past and present, from the story of William Buckley, and The Fortunes of Richard Mahony, through to more recent tales of crime and romance.

Michael Cathcart and Hannie Rayson

Kindly supported by Kerleys Coastal Real Estate.

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Venues

  1. Basil’s Farm
    43-53 Nye Road
    Swan Bay
  2. The Breeze
    55 Saltbush Circuit
    Point Lonsdale
  3. Point Lonsdale 
    Primary School Hall

    22 Bowen Road
    Point Lonsdale
  4. Lighthouse Collective
    11 Kirk Road
    Point Lonsdale
  5. Queenscliff Town Hall
    50 Learmonth Street
    Queenscliff
  6. 360Q Restaurant
    2 Wharf St E
    Queenscliff
  7. Uniting Church
    85 Hesse St
    Queenscliff
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COVID Safe

For the safety of our audience, presenters and volunteers, the QLF adheres to Victorian Government COVIDSafe guidelines. Please check our website or subscribe to our newsletter for related updates. We will refund the ticket price for any COVID-19 related cancellation by QLF or if you must cancel for COVID-19 related reasons.

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