28 February - 15 March 2020 For more than 50 years the festival’s audiences have delighted in an outstanding mix of internationally acclaimed theatre productions, an eclectic array of world-class musicians, breathtaking dance pieces, renowned...
7-9 August 2020 Byron Writers Festival is a non-profit member organisation presenting workshops and events year-round, including the annual Festival. The Northern Rivers Writers’ Centre was incorporated in 1995, the home of the much-loved Byron...
CBCA Book Week 2020 Theme: Reading is My Secret Power Dates: 22 to 28 August 2020 Each year across Australia, the CBCA brings children and books together celebrating CBCA Book Week. During this time schools,...
Next festival 7–16 August 2020 https://mwf.com.au
Each year, the Festival alternates between Darwin and Alice Springs. With a thousand miles between locations, the festival shifts from the tropics to the desert, from wet to dry, from coastal to inland, from Larrakia to Arrernte country, creating a contrasting...
The next Sydney Writers' Festival will be held from 27 April to 3 May 2020 Each year, Sydney Writers’ Festival presents more than 300 events, attracting audiences of up to 100,000 for a week-long conversation of...
Held in June each year, Williamstown Literary Festival Starting Thursday 21 May 2020, the first of our online programs will feature engaging and entertaining author panels and discussions. http://willylitfest.org.au/
WAM is on again from Wednesday 9 to Sunday 13 September, 2020 For five days in September, Write Around the Murray (WAM) brings people together in Albury Wodonga for a festival of storytelling unlike anywhere...
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- Bush Poetry Showcase – Traditional and contemporary Australian rhyming poetry presented by the WA Bush Poets and Yarn Spinners Association.
- Children's and Young Adult (CYA) Writers Conference
- Continuum 7 – Speculative fiction and pop culture convention. Includes science fiction, fantasy, history, horror and steampunk.
- Eye of the Storm Writer's Festival – Alice Springs
- National Simultaneous Storytime – An annual campaign organised by the Australian Library and Information Association, in which a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously to children in a variety of venues around Australia.
- National Young Writers' Festival
- Oracles of the Bush – live performances of Australian Bush poetry, music and art. Tenterfield, New South Wales.
- Perth Writers' Festival – University of Western Australia
- Romance Writers of Australia National Conference – Melbourne.
- Somerset Writers' Festival – Somerset College, Mudgeeraba, Queensland.
- Swancon – The annual West Australian Science Fiction Convention.
- Supanova Pop Culture Expo Featuring sci-fi and fantasy guest authors and a writing masterclass.
- Voices on the Coast: A Youth Literature Festival – Sunshine Coast, Queensland.
- WA Spring Poetry Festival – Organised by The WA Poets Inc.