The festival now incorporates the long-running community based "Sea of Words" festival, celebrating Australian author talent – both rising stars and acclaimed authors.
With 15 events taking place at various venues in Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale, the QLF features book readings, panel discussions and author talks, and provides cross-arts experiences such as music and theatre performances all aimed at bringing words to life.
This year, the QLF features a program for local primary schools and kindergartens. This free day-long event is aimed at young readers inspiring them to read, write and draw more by connecting them with authors and illustrators. It will use role plays, story ideas, storytelling, live drawing, and drawing activities to encourage participation.
The festival invites all areas of the community to participate, with a range of authors from different age groups and backgrounds presenting. The festival invites both city-based authors and regional authors to speak about Australian fiction and non-fiction.
Some events have already been sold-out and range from small audience gatherings of 40 people up to larger events of 120 people.
Past authors who have presented at the QLF include Geraldine Doogue, Robert Drewe, Don Watson, Anna Goldsworthy, Favel Parrett, Sally Hepworth, Joshua Funder, Gideon Haigh, Hannie Rayson, Robert Gott, Anna George, Christine Manfield, Ben Shewry, Danny Katz, Roland Harvey, Chrissie Perry and Michael Wagner.
For the full program, ticket and venue details, click here.