COVID lockdown update:

Following the news that Victoria is going into lockdown following the recent Covid19 outbreak, we advise the final weekend of the Queenscliffe Literary Festival will be postponed. Read more about refund and ticketing info here.

Week three

Saturday 29 May

11.00am–12.00pm

A Journey of Love, Snow, Fire and an Enchanted Beer Can

Queenscliff Town Hall
$25.00

Award-winning science reporter Jonica Newby (Beyond Climate Grief) explores the emotional turmoil brought on by climate change in her often funny and deeply moving personal story. 

Jonica Newby in conversation with Josie Horne

POSTPONED

2.00pm–3.00pm

Alex Miller’s Max: A Conversation with History

Queenscliff Town Hall
$25.00

Max is Alex Miller’s widely acclaimed tribute to friend and Jewish Nazi-Resistance figure Max Blatt.

Alex Miller in conversation with Tom Griffiths

POSTPONED

4.00pm–5.00pm

Reset: Restoring Australia After the Pandemic Recession

Queenscliff Town Hall
$30.00

Our nation’s most prophetic economist shows how the COVID-19 crisis offers Australia the opportunity to reset its economy and build a successful future – and reveals why the old approaches will not work. 

Ross Garnaut in conversation with Kitty Walker

POSTPONED

6.00pm – 7.00pm

Turns Out I’m Fine

Queenscliff Town Hall
$30.00

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

Proudly Supported by Provenance Wines

SOLD OUT

Sunday 30 May

11.00am–12.00pm

Love, Trust and Control

Point Lonsdale Primary School Hall
$25.00

Celebrated author of Unpolished Gem Alice Pung (One Hundred Days) and Gina Wilkinson (When Apricots Bloom – inspired by her own experiences in Iraq) confront the complexities of friendship and love in their outstanding new novels. 

Alice Pung, Gina Wilkinson Chair: Maria Takolander

POSTPONED

2.00pm–3.00pm

History Belongs to Humanity

Point Lonsdale Primary School Hall
$25.00

Two of our finest novelists discuss the turmoil left by war and its secrets. Favel Parrett’s There Was Still Love is a love letter to women who bind families together, despite dislocation and distance. Steven Conte’s The Tolstoy Estate, is set in Russia during the doomed German invasion.

Favel Parrett , Steven Conte Chair: Maria Takolander

POSTPONED

4.00pm–5.00pm

A Life Freed by Dance

Point Lonsdale Primary School Hall
$25.00

From the backblocks of Perth to international stardom, David McAllister (Soar) reflects on his triumphant life in ballet and in love.

David McAllister in conversation with Pauline Nunan

POSTPONED

6.00pm – 7.00pm

The Original Storytellers

Point Lonsdale Primary School Hall
Free – Bookings essential

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.

POSTPONED