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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Saturday 15 May

Revolutions never start at the top. If we dare to dream of a more loving country, we must each live as if we already inhabit that country.

In his wise and inspiring new book, Australia’s most respected social psychologist, Hugh Mackay, dares to think of a more loving country. 

Hugh Mackay in conversation with Hilary Harper

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Saturday 29 May

For beloved comedian Judith Lucy, a broken heart became the catalyst for a complete existential meltdown. Nearly fifty, suddenly alone and unsure about every aspect of her life, she decided to figure out what went wrong and then turn her attention to finding out what her life might look like if it went right.

Judith Lucy in conversation with Kaz Cooke

Kindly supported by Provenance Wines 

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Sunday 30 May

A descendant of the planet’s oldest living culture, Susan Moylan-Coombs shares ancient knowledge and wisdoms passed down orally through the generations.

Susan Moylan-Coombs

Proudly supported by the Australian Governments
Regional Art Fund and Regional Arts Victoria.

Free – Bookings essential

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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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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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