24 live events over

3 weekends

14 – 30 May 2021

24 live events over

3 weekends

14-30 May 2021

rethink

The Queenscliffe Literary Festival is a celebration of Australian writers, books and ideas featuring some of our finest authors and thinkers in a program of events designed to stimulate thought and discussion.

Our theme for 2021 is Rethink. With every aspect of our lives affected by the tumultuous events of 2020, let’s take time to dwell on what we have learned and how we can do better.

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.

14 – 30 May 2021

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Featured Events

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Sunday 16 May

My Year of Living Vulnerably

Rick Morton, author of the acclaimed memoir One Hundred Years of Dirt, discusses his recent journey to rediscover love and show how we can’t live without it – even if, as Rick did for many years, we think we can.

Rick Morton in conversation with Misha Ketchell

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Sunday 16 May

Remembering Clive James

ABC Radio presenter Michael Cathcart and playwright Hannie Rayson delve into the extraordinary treasure-house mind of the ‘Kid from Kogarah’ with readings, stories and more.

Hannie Rayson and Michael Cathcart

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Sunday 23 May

Meeting My Mother

The accidental discovery of a mother’s secret makes a daughter rethink everything she knows. A dramatised reading of a powerful new one act play by local writer Pip Kainey, followed by a Q&A with Pip, director Nic Velissaris and performer Jenny Seedsman.

Performed by Jenny Seedsman Directed by Nic Velissaris

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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. Queenscliff Town Hall
    50 Learmonth Street
    Queenscliff
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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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