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Australian Storytellers Festival Sunday 7 April - Thankyou!

Posted 2 years ago by Webmaster

THANKYOU!  We'd like to say thanks to all of the lovely people who attended our 2nd Australian Storytellers Festival.  What a brilliant day we had!  We will be asking attendees and presenters for their feedback and we look forward to the possibility of hosting another Festival in 2020.

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Due to popular demand our Australian Storytellers Festival is back in 2019.  

Sunday 7 April, 9.30am to 3.30pm

FREE community event but bookings are essential via Eventbrite

We've planned another literary celebration with this 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 insightful talks, illustration demonstrations, hands-on activities, readings, book signings and even music by the following special guests:

AJ (Amanda ) Betts (WA)          Kylie Howarth (WA)

Peter Carnavas (QLD)                Andrew Joyner (SA)

Anna Fienberg (NSW)                Julia Lawrinson (WA)

Deb Fitzpatrick (WA)                 Michael Speechley (WA)

The schedule for the day is three x 45 minute sessions will run concurrently at 10am, 11.15am, 12.30pm and 1.45pm.  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. 


PLAN YOUR DAY - View or print our Australian Storytellers Festival flyer HERE 

BOOK HERE - Simply choose your favourite sessions, then book via tickets via Eventbrite to secure your seats, and to show for entry on the day.  


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 will open 9.30am and close by 3.30pm.

Note: please BYO water bottles and/or snacks and lunch as only limited food and beverages will be available via The Black Truffle's coffee cart and food stall.  Chairs, tables and 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.

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, Peter and Liz Jones, for their ongoing support of The Literature Centre and of this community event. 

We look forward to seeing you then!


WAITLIST ADVICE - Should any sessions book out, please email with clear contact details, plus advise which session(s) and how many tickets (for adults and children) you are interested in.  Alternatively, visit Eventbrite closer to the event as some tickets may be cancelled and show sessions as being available again.