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THE FESTIVAL

The Queenscliffe Literary Festival celebrates Australian authors with events in Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale over three weekends in May. This year our bumper program showcases an exceptional group of fiction and non-fiction authors with a range of stimulating and entertaining talks and workshops plus a very special dinner.

We are also proud to once again present our popular schools program with free workshops featuring leading writers and illustrators in five locations around the Borough.

Begun in 2015 by Marylou Gilbert and Alice Barker, the festival is run by a voluntary committee of management as a not-for-profit incorporated association.

THE QLF SECONDARY SCHOOL WRITING PRIZE

Announcing a great opportunity for young writers: Victorian high school students of all year levels are invited to share their best piece of writing (fiction, non-fiction or poetry) with the judges of the 2019 Queenscliffe Literary Festival Secondary School Writing Prize. The prize is sponsored by the School of Communication and Creative Arts at Deakin University.

THE KIDS DAYS

The QLF organises authors and illustrators for an annual day-long FREE in-school incursion program for kindergarten and primary school students in the Borough of Queenscliffe. Our aim is to connect our youngest readers with authors and illustrators to inspire them to read, write, and draw more.

The day includes a variety of role-plays, story ideas, storytelling, live drawing, and drawing activities. In 2018, there is an ‘author in residence’ for a day at each of the three local primary schools, as well as a dedicated kindergarten author/illustrator.

The QLF is committed to child safety. Click the button below to view the QLF Child-Safe Statement of Commitment and Code of Conduct.

THE COMMITTEE

MARYLOU GILBERT

President

LORNA DOWNEY

Vice President

GEORGIE CLEGG

Secretary

MARION BENFELL

Treasurer

THE VENUES

The QLF takes place across a variety of venues in Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale, including the Queenscliff Town Hall, the Queenscliff Neighbourhood House, the Point Lonsdale Board Rider’s Club, local art galleries, and the Point Lonsdale Bowling Club, amongst others.

There is an endless list of attractions in the region for visitors to explore: lighthouses, beaches, wineries, historical walks, galleries, bookshops, boutique shopping, fishing, golfing, numerous restaurants and cafes.

The Borough of Queenscliffe is located approximately 105km south-west of Melbourne and 35km east of Geelong and sits at the eastern tip of the Bellarine Peninsula, opposite Point Nepean at Port Phillip Heads.

The ferry service runs from Sorrento to Queenscliff. Queenscliff is less than an hour’s drive from Avalon Airport and one and a half hours from Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport.

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