Phillip Island Festival of Stories 2023

Phillip Island Festival of Stories 2023

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Posted 2023-11-01 by Gayle Beveridge-Marienfollow

Sat 18 Nov 2023 - Sun 19 Nov 2023

Storytellers, writers, readers, authors and would-be authors, or just anyone who likes a good yarn, this one’s for you. The Phillip Island Festival of Stories is not just a great writers’ festival, but it’s being held in one of Victoria’s best tourist spots. Surely you won’t just stay for a day. Although it is close to Melbourne and an easy day trip, it would be a shame not to at least make a weekend of it.


The festival is billed as a celebration of storytelling in all its forms. The organisers say, “Inspiring, uplifting, entertaining, challenging and thought-provoking, no topic is off limits as Phillip Island Festival of Stories empowers a diverse group of people to tell their tales in their favourite form.” One glance at the program and you’ll see just what they mean.


THE PROGRAM IN A NUTSHELL
9:30am: Smoking Ceremony and Welcome
10.00am: Deep Listening and Truth-Telling Panel
11.00am: Lorin Clarke - Would that Be Funny? Lorin talks about her family memoir and life with her father, comedian and satirist, John Clarke, her mother art historian Helen McDonald, and sister Lucia.
1.15pm: Deep Listening Circle. An opportunity to listen deeply and respectfully to stories and to the silences and spaces between them.
1.15pm: Sue Hines - Australian Publishing from the Inside. Sue draws on 35 years’ experience in the industry and share insights into the workings and wants of Australian publishers.
2.15pm: Spark It Up - A Q&A workshop on writing non-fiction and the launch of the Bass Coast Prize for Non-Fiction anthology.
2.15pm: Sam Drummond–Broke: bones, family system. Sam talks about his memoir and what it’s like to grow up with a disability.
3.15pm: Megan Rogers - The Pathway to Publication. Megan shares her journey to publication with her debut novel Heart is a Star.
4.15pm: Penguin Foundation and Puffin Books - Launch of co-produced book, The Littlest Penguin, and a discussion about how they moved from conservationist to publisher.
7.30pm: Brian Nankervis with special guest Jane Clifton, will bring stories, poetry, music.


FESTIVAL OF STORIES-WORDS AND MUSIC ON SUNDAY
If you’re in the mood for more, stay overnight and on Sunday 19th November stop off at the Festival of Stories-Words and Music at La Provincia in Corinella. Entry is free but the food and drinks are on you. The program is:
12:00pm: Jess Geyer—Music performance.
12.30pm: Darren Mort: Beyond the law-creativity, storytelling and family law.
1:30pm: Music showcase
2.00pm to 3.00pm: Alan Pentland-Spoken and Broken Word
3.00pm - meet the author, book signings.



WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO ATTEND THE PHILLIP ISLAND FESTIVAL OF STORIES
WHEN: Saturday 18th November 8:30am to 5:30pm.
COST: Day program $65, evening program $35, Festival pass $95.
FULL PROGRAM AND PRESENTEER BIOGRAPHIES: https://www.pifestivalofstories.com/2023-festival-of-stories
TICKETS: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/1122283
FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/theislandstorygatherers/
WHERE: Berninneit, Cowes Cutural Centre 91-97 Thompson Avenue, Cowes. Cowes on Phillip Island is around two hours’ drive from the Melbourne CBD and just over an hour from Cranbourne, Phillip Island is a holiday paradise and tourist mecca, close enough for a day trip and tempting enough for a long stay. Click here for 27 Things to Do on a Phillip Island and Bass Coast Holiday.


WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO ATTEND THE FESTIVAL OF STORIES -WORDS AND MUSIC
WHEN: Sunday 19th November 12:30pm to 3:30pm.
COST: FREE but tapas at $25 may be preordered from La Provinicia on (03) 5678 0382 by 10th of November. Drinks are available at bar prices.
FULL PROGRAM: https://www.pifestivalofstories.com/events/festival-of-stories-words-and-music
TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/festival-of-stories-words-and-music-tickets-733254934247?aff=oddtdtcreator
WHERE: La Provincia, 105 Corinella Rd, Corinella.


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