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Weekend Pass

Weekend Pass

Immerse yourself in a weekend of fiery debate, brave histories and life-affirming stories. The Weekend Pass is the best value, entitling you access to eight (8) sessions across two days, Saturday June 4 and Sunday June 5, and two venues, Ocean Beach SLSC and Umina Beach SLSC.

Saturday Sessions

Saturday Pass

Dive into a day’s worth of deep discussions and stirring stories with your Saturday June 4 Pass, entitling you to four (4) sessions across two venues, Ocean Beach SLSC and Umina Beach SLSC. Highlights include:

  • The Luminous Solution with Charlotte Wood
  • Her Story with Hannah Kent, Kate Forsyth & Felicity McLean
  • Liars, Larrikins & Lechers with Bernard Keane, Lech Blaine & Judith Brett
  • &  more
Sunday Sessions

Sunday Pass

Submerge yourself in essential conversation and ripping yarns with your Sunday June 5 Pass, entitling you to four (4) sessions across two venues, Ocean Beach SLSC and Umina Beach SLSC. Highlights include:

  • Why Land Matters with Matthew Evans, Gabrielle Chan & Victor Steffensen
  • From a Land (Six Feet) Under with Bryan Brown & Chris Hammer
  • A Growing Anxiety with Delia Falconer, Lucy Treloar & Charlotte McConaghy
  • & more
Thursday Night - 2022

Thursday 2 June: Late Night Lit

Treat your senses an evening of poetry, literary readings and other surprises with a delicious Bar Toto cocktail in hand. Speakers include Omar Musa, Luke Carman and Eda Gunaydin, with the opportunity for an open mic spot.

Read more about the program here and book in via the link below.

Friday Night – 2022

Friday June 3: An Evening with Hannah Kent

We are honoured to welcome one of Australia’s bestselling literary fiction authors, Hannah Kent. She will be joined in conversation with theatre-maker and commentator, Van Badham. Our venue for the evening is the vibe-drenched Naughty Noodle Fun Haus, and there will be a bar with drinks and snacks available for purchase.

Read more about the program here and book in via the link below.

Saturday Night: Cinema Screening

Saturday Night June 4: Margaret Pomeranz presents: Candy, film-screening & conversation

Festival Patron and Central Coast local Margaret Pomeranz will host an evening of conversation and film at the much-loved Cinema Paradiso, Ettalong.

Read more about the evening here and book in via the link below.

Saturday Workshop

Self-Publishing Workshop with Darcy Coates

A workshop for writers ready to publish their fiction or non-fiction. Learn how to create and sell ebooks, see your paperbacks stocked in bookstores, and produce professional audiobooks. Self-publish as a hobby or as the start of a career. Friendly to every budget and every skill level.

Sunday Workshop

Bringing Characters to Life Workshop with Kate Forsyth

Why is it some books you read linger in your heart and mind for the rest of your life, while you have trouble remembering much about another book only a few days later? Is it because some books have characters that seem to leap off the page, vivid and alive? How do we, as writers, create characters that sing and dance and leap? In this practical writing workshop, Kate Forsyth will teach you some of the key techniques for bringing your characters to life.

Family Fun Day

Family Fun Day

Roll up for a jam-packed day of circus, face painting and storytelling at the Family Fun Day! Authors Kate and Jol Temple are joining us with the beloved Bin Chicken books, while Roundabout Circus are treating us to circus shenanigans and Face Fiction are roaming with magical entertainers, face painting, balloon twisting and more.

Monday Cruise - 2022

Monday June 6: Literary Cruise

As with 2021, to round out the 2022 festival, we will be putting words and ideas afloat in a memorable literary cruise up the Hawkesbury River. We will be joined by cruise host and historian, Ian Hoskins, alongside lauded local poet Robert Adamson, and literary wordsmith Delia Falconer.

Read more about the event here and book in via the link below.

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