26 February - 14 March 2021 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...
6 to 8 August 2021 A three-day festival of ideas, conversation and storytelling in one of the world’s most beautiful coastal locations. The Festival line-up includes 140 predominantly Australian writers and thinkers who together challenge,...
CBCA Book Week 2021 Theme: Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds Dates: 21 to 27 August 2021 Each year across Australia, the CBCA brings children and books together celebrating CBCA Book Week. During this time...
3 to 12 September 2021 Melbourne Writers Festival went digital in 2020 which means you can attend wherever you are! Attend sessions, listen to podcasts, read the blog and more. https://mwf.com.au
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/
Old listings – links may not work
- 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.