The main event is the Bert van Bedaf Memorial Award for the best short story. Named in his honour, Bert van Bedaf helped establish the Coal Creek Literary Festival 8 years ago. This category now attracts entries from all over Australia and has a $500 cash prize.
The Coal Creek Literary Festival features a large number of highly esteemed, special guest speakers. Published authors, including Honey Brown, Carrie Maya, David Tattersall, Charles Hall, Nicole Hayes, Jacqueline Dinan, Hoa Pham and Sandi Wallace will speak in the auditorium throughout the day, concluding with a panel discussion at 4.15pm.
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