Week three

The QLF Weekend Pass gives you great value for your Festival dollar with entry into every author event over the Saturday and Sunday.  It’s a great way to discover new authors and hear from someone you might never have before.

Friday 27 May

11.00am - 1.00pm

Writing Your Own Story

The Theatrette The Breeze Point Lonsdale
$30

An introduction for anyone wanting to write a memoir or tell family stories. 

Michael Cathcart and Hannie Rayson

Kindly supported by The Breeze

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Saturday 28 May

11.00am

Solace, Wisdom and Pleasure

Queenscliff Town Hall
$25 / $18 conc.

Michael McGirr (Ideas to Save Your Life) and Chloe Hooper (Bedtime Story) on life, death, the enchantment of stories and making sense of a perplexing world.

Chloe Hooper, Michael McGirr
Chair:Maria Takolander

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2.00pm

Scary, Wild, Subversive Fiction

Queenscliff Town Hall
$25 / $18 conc.

Last gasp capitalism, the thrill and terror of young adulthood and the repercussions of displacement, all demand our attention in new novels from Michelle de Kretser (Scary Monsters) and Emily Bitto (Wild Abandon).

Michelle de Kretser, Emily Bitto
Chair: Sophie Cunningham

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4.00pm

Queenscliff in Truth and Fiction

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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6.00pm

Diary of a Writer

Queenscliff Town Hall
$25 / $18 conc.

Helen Garner (How to End a Story) shares insights into her extraordinary diaries.

Helen Garner in conversation with Charlotte Wood

Kindly supported by the Bookshop at Queenscliff

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Sunday 29 May

11.00am

A Rich Inner Life

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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2.00pm

The Lingering Power of Great Fiction

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

Tony Birch (Dark as Last Night) and Miles Allinson (In Moonland) capture the emotional complexity of our primal need for human connection. 

Tony Birch, Miles Allinson
Chair: Maria Takolander

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4.00pm

Funny As …

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 Jordan, Katherine Collette, Jacquie Byron
Chair: Lyn Yeowart

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6.00pm

Kate Langbroek – Living the Dream

Point Lonsdale Primary School Hall
$30 / $22 conc.

Beloved media personality Kate Langbroek (Ciao Bella!) shares the sublime joys and utter chaos of life in Bologna with her family of six, and how she fell in love – with a country.

Kate Langbroek in conversation with Jayne Tuttle

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