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Latrobe Literary Festival

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The Latrobe Literary Festival was first held in 2016 as a morning workshop and an afternoon author panel. It has grown since to include more diverse events such as performances, poetry and children’s activities. It is held annually in late May, usually during Library and Information Week.

An important aspect of the festival programming is to include local authors, whether for talks or as tutors. Over the years, we’ve programmed Gippsland-based writers Honey Brown, Scot Gardner, Margareta Osborn, Alice Robinson and more.

A mix of creative writing workshops and author presentations, the festival has attracted some big names and award-winning writers including Sofie Laguna, Alice Pung, Demet Divororen, Les Twentyman, Cath Crowley, Honey Brown, Scot Gardner, Mark Brandi and Victoria Purman.

Latrobe Literary Festival is billed as ‘your local festival for all things reading and writing’. We want to break down the perception that literary festivals are elite or only for city folk. Everyone is welcome to attend our festival and enjoy its relaxed vibe.

The Latrobe Literary Festival is supported by Reader’s Emporium and Writers Victoria.



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