Events at The Literature Centre

Launch your book or hold an event at the home of children’s literature in Western Australia.

Are you an author or illustrator looking for a venue to launch your children’s book? Do you have an arts and cultural event you would like to host, like a book club, or a writing group?  We have a beautiful, recently renovated, air-conditioned gallery space that can accommodate a large number of adults and children, and seat up to 100 people. Our large verandah and grassed area are the perfect setting for kid’s craft activities, adult creative workshops, or drinks and nibbles!

For a tax-deductible donation of no more than $200* to cover a minimum of two Centre staff and admin costs, The Literature Centre will provide the following: 

  • Gallery space set up with data projector and screen, microphone and sound system.
  • Boards for the display of artwork/prints 
  • Kitchen facilities – oven, fridge, food preparation area
  • The use of platters, glasses and a 100 cup urn
  • Up to 4 trestle tables 
  • Up to 150 chairs (some for on the verandah or grass)
  • Assistance with creating a free Eventbrite event for guests to register their attendance
  • Promotion of the event through one or more of our social media platforms, and an email newsletter out to our local subscribers.
  • For book launches, a staff member to sell your books during the launch (books will be ordered by us from the distributor prior to the launch) 

You will need to organise:

  • Any presentations you require or additional tech requirements
  • Volunteers to assist you in the preparation and serving of food (if applicable)
  • Volunteers to assist you in setting up a drinks table (if required) 
  • Volunteers to help clear the galley space and wash glasses and platters at the conclusion of the event. 
  • Any craft/activity requirements (if applicable) 
  • Photographer (if applicable)
  • An event in line with current COVID safe requirements, with adherence to WA mandates.
  • Large events may require a nominated security person positioned at the Centre’s gate.

If you are thinking about launching your book or holding an event at The Literature Centre, please complete the event booking form below. We will contact you and advise whether the date you have selected is available given our own schedule of events and programs.

Book Launches & Events Booking Form

*We may consider a reduction based on circumstances or alignment with our programming and strategic vision, so please contact us.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at  info@thelitcentre.org.au