Top authors and personalities to feature in 2016 Literary Festival

October 13, 2016 by  

Prahran library will be among venues to host special events as part of the 2016 Literary Festival programme.

Organised by the City of Stonnington, this year’s event is set to celebrate stories of the area, as well as readers and writers, through a comprehensive programme of panel discussions, readings and author talks.

Promotional brochures advertise an extensive array of activities to suit all ages, ranging from the presentation of Preschool Storytime sessions by children’s book writer Elizabeth Honey, to a talk by Tomorrow When the War Began author John Marsden.

A council spokesman said the literary festival will be diverse and will provide something for everyone. He added that the annual event provides a great opportunity for the city’s residents to mix and converse with some of the country’s leading filmmakers, artists and authors for a full eight days in November.

The programme also features talks by leading personalities from Victoria and across the nation, including broadcasters Maxine McKew and George Megalogenis speaking about Australia’s Second Chance, and writer/actress Madeleine West in conversation with playwright Hannie Rayson.

The will also be a discussion focused on the experience of a writer preceding and following the Miles Franklin Award, which is awarded for a novel of the highest literary merit representing life in Australia.

A writing competition will also be held during the festival, which will be held from November 16 to 23.