Sadly, we have finally conceded and called off our plans to reschedule the Weekend Three events originally planned for our May Festival. 

We were fortunate to successfully stage Weekends One and Two back in the carefree days of May. Ticket sales broke our previous records and the audience showed up in COVIDSafe droves. Thank you to all those who have held onto their tickets in the hope of seeing the Weekend 3 events eventually staged — your support gave us the impetus to keep trying.

We look forward to sharing ideas, wisdom and laughs with you all in 2022.

Please email to advise Viv ( ) if you have queries regarding refunds or donations to the Festival.

Kids day program

The Queenscliff Literary Festival KIDS DAY in- school program

QLF is proud to support a free in-school program ‘Kids Day’ for children attending all schools and kindergartens in the Borough of Queenscliffe.  This year the Kids Day program has been sponsored by The Queenscliff Market and QPLCE.

The Kids Day program aims to encourage children from the 3 primary schools and 2 pre-schools in the Borough of Queenscliffe to ‘READ, WRITE, DRAW MORE’. Well known author/ illustrators conduct workshops at our schools and kindergartens on writing, illustrating and idea development for all age groups.

Martine Murray is an award-winning children’s novelist and illustrator whose work has been translated into more than 20 different languages. She has made appearances at literature festivals across the country and overseas and is currently teaching writing at RMIT.

Martine will be conducting full-day workshops at the three local primary schools. Martine’s sessions will focus on introducing students to some of her age-appropriate picture and junior-fiction story books. She will read, talk and illustrate about how the books and characters were developed and then do a creative drawing or writing activity.

Liz McGrath is an illustrator and teacher who has produced a range of publications, especially those that deliver health and environmental messages to the community. Her distinctive work can be seen in books, brochures, kits, newsletters, signs, murals, posters and postcards

Liz will be conducting a session for four-year-old children at each of the 2 local kindergartens. She will show some samples of her work and the materials she uses, and explain the process of working from an idea. Using a common theme, each child will get to create an image on paper which will be collaged onto one large canvas.