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Australian Storytellers Festival - Save the NEW Date 15 November 2020

Posted 2 months ago by Nicole Clarke

We Can't Wait To Welcome Visitors! Sunday 15 November

After postponing our treasured event back in April we are so excited to be rescheduling Australian Storytellers Festival for Sunday 15 November in Fremantle. We hope you can join us to see and hear from 8 WA Authors & Illustrators who will be presenting a range of fun and engaging sessions the whole family will love.  Gates will open 9.30am and close 3pm.  Multiple sessions will be held between 10am and 2.30pm. 

Ticketing Info

Entry is FREE thanks to our partner Lotterywest but tickets must be reserved for sessions, especially to monitor our venue capacities.  We'll be communicating to everyone closer to the event about how we'll be adhering to the WA Government safety guidelines around COVID-19. 

The full schedule for the day and how to reserve your free tickets for entry will be promoted shortly.  

Note: The opportunity to reserve tickets will not be released until the weekend of 24/25 October, following Government advice on venue capacities.  Please ensure you're on our email list by joining on our website homepage, or follow our Facebook page HERE


Presenting Authors and Illustrators

Don't miss our 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)

Frané Lessac (WA)

Gavin Aung Than (WA)

James Foley (WA)

Jen Banyard (WA)

Mark Greenwood (WA)           

We are sad to be missing the amazing Deb Abela from NSW, given the current COVID-19 border situations. 


Program and Timings for the Day 

UPDATED FLYER with scheduled session times coming soon!  

As per our typical Festival schedule there will be 45 minute sessions with our presenters which will run concurrently.  Two of our galleries and a marquee on the lawn will be our venues.  Book sales and book signing opportunities will be available after each session too!

Once released, free (but essential!) tickets will be available online via Eventbrite.  More on this in late October!

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 and Parking 

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 is 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.


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 our special coffee and snacks cart thanks to our catering friends, The Black Truffle. 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.