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Australian Storytellers Festival A Huge Success!

Posted 12 months ago by Webmaster

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ATTENDED OUR 25TH YEAR CELEBRATIONS! What a memorable term with 'Teacup' Performances in March, and in April our Industry Sundowner event and the Australian Storytellers Festival.  Huge crowds, heartwarming speeches and so much fun - our thanks!  

Our Australian Storytellers Festival will be back in 2019.  

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The Literature Centre celebrates 25 Years in 2018!   A variety of exciting events with guest Authors and Illustrators will be held in March and April at our Centre in Fremantle, with funding support gratefully received from Lotterywest. Remember, when you play Lotto in Western Australia you are supporting so many free community events and services throughout our state.


Australian Storytellers Festival - Sunday 8 April - FREE but BOOKINGS are ESSENTIAL!

This huge day has been planned with the most AMAZING line-up of talented Australian authors and illustrators of children’s and young adult literature.

See our flyer below for details of 12 exciting sessions, all suitable for a variety of ages groups (including adults of course!) and featuring conversations, demonstrations, hands-on activities and readings by the following special guests:

Jackie French (NSW), Isobelle Carmody (QLD), Kirsty Murray (VIC), Anthony Eaton (ACT), James Roy (NSW), Archie Fusillo (VIC), Frané Lessac (WA), Raewyn Caisley (WA), James Foley (WA), Meg McKinlay (WA), AJ (Amanda) Betts (WA), Norman Jorgensen (WA), Dianne Wolfer (WA), Mark Greenwood (WA), Elaine Forrestal (WA) and Coral Tulloch (TAS)

To Waitlist interest in any sessions currently booked out, please email, with clear contact details, plus which session and how many tickets (for adults and children) you are interested in.

Please note that due to overwhelming demand after just one week of promotion, we must advise almost all sessions are now booked out on Eventbrite. We suggest that you keep an eye on Eventbrite sessions in case cancellations free up space.

The schedule for the day is three x 40 minute sessions will run concurrently at 10am, 11am, 12pm and 1pm.  Our galleries will be set according to our online bookings and capacity in these venues (including a marquee) cannot be exceeded.  Book sales and book signing opportunities will be available after sessions. 

Please book tickets via Eventbrite for entry on the day.  Present your Eventbrite ticket at the session (either printed or on mobile).

PLAN YOUR DAY - View or print our  Australian Storytellers Flyer Sunday 8 April here.  Simply choose your favourite sessions, then book via Eventbrite to secure your seats.  

LOCATION - We’re located in the world heritage-listed Old Fremantle Prison, in the old Prison Hospital building.  Access is via our own pedestrian gate in the prison wall and not via the main Prison entrance.  We are wheelchair accessible with suitable toilet facilities onsite.

PARKING – Available in the Parry Street carpark, near the Fremantle Oval and Fremantle Markets. Simply walk along Holdsworth Street, following the limestone walls onto Knutsford Street to our gate at the top of the hill.  Limited parking may be available on nearby streets.  Please check signs for restrictions.

Gates will open 9.30am and close by 3.00pm.

Note: please BYO water bottles and/or snacks as only limited food and beverages will be available via The Black Truffle's coffee cart and food stall.  Particularly if you have booked to attend several sessions over the lunchtime period.  Chairs, tables and some market umbrellas will be on our grassed areas for breaks in between sessions.  The Black Truffle in North Fremantle is a cafe, retail store and catering business open 7 days a week, and come highly recommended by our team.

We look forward to seeing you then!