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Australian Storytellers Festival - SAVE THE DATE 15 November 2020

Posted 5 months ago by Nicole Clarke

SAVE THE DATE UPDATE - For now, please save our new date for the Festival - Sunday 15 November, 2020.  Details are still to be confirmed but more will be advised soon!
IMPORTANT NOTICE - Like all of you, we had to keep an eye on Government restrictions regarding the spread of COVID-19 and what it meant for Australia and the global community. This now continues into the second half of the year. Sadly, we had to postpone our 2020 Australian Storytellers Festival, scheduled for Sunday 5 April, but we're hopeful to re-instate it in Term 4.
With such an exciting line-up of authors and illustrators, and an incredible programme of 12 free sessions, we thank everyone who booked tickets to attend back in April.
Further details about our 2020 Australian Storytellers Festival will be emailed to our database and posted on social media once confirmed later in the year.
- Lesley and the TLC Team


Australian Storytellers Festival - Sunday 5 April - POSTPONED! 

Entry is FREE but tickets must be reserved for sessions.... See our double page session flyer HERE!

We've planned another literary celebration with this FABULOUS line-up of talented Australian authors and illustrators of children’s and young adult literature: 

Brenton E. McKenna (WA)          

Briony Stewart (WA)

Cristy Burne (WA)

Deb Abela (NSW)

Frané Lessac (WA)

Gavin Aung Than (WA)

James Foley (WA)

Jen Banyard (WA)

Mark Greenwood (WA)           



The schedule for the day is three x 45 minute sessions which will run concurrently across four timeslots throughout the day - 12 sessions in total.  Our galleries will be set according to our online bookings and capacity in these venues (including one marquee) cannot be exceeded.  Book sales and book signing opportunities will be available after sessions. 

PROGRAMME.  Secure your tickets via Eventbrite HERE or follow the links on our double-sided flyer above. There's something for everyone!

Waitlist Note: Should a session book out, or if there aren't enough tickets left for what you need, please email with your name, session titles, total number of tickets and your mobile phone number, in case we have cancellations. Alternatively, try booking on the Eventbrite website closer to the event in case tickets have been released.

LOCATION - We’re located inside the limestone walls of the world heritage-listed Old Fremantle Prison, in the old Prison Hospital building.  Access is via our own pedestrian gate 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 our grass reserve on Hampton Road near our gate, or in nearby streets.  Please check signs for restrictions.

Gates open 9.30am and close 3.30pm.

Note: On this day we request visitors BYO water bottles and/or snacks and lunch as only limited food and beverages will be available to purchase at a coffee van onsite. Chairs, tables and market umbrellas will be on our grassed areas for breaks in between sessions.  

The Literature Centre would like to acknowledge 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. 

We also wish to thank donors, Liz and Peter Jones, for their ongoing support of The Literature Centre and of this community event.