The Somerset Celebration of Literature is a significant cultural event that reaches beyond Somerset College to include the whole community. This inspiring three day festival is held on the Gold Coast each year, with ticket sales exceeding 15,000.
Over 30 acclaimed authors from around Australia hold interactive sessions and workshops for both children and adults. It’s a great opportunity to meet authors and illustrators, have your books signed and enjoy a festival dedicated to reading and writing.
“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” – Jack Kerouac
Sparking scholarly senses across the State, the Literary Fund expands the reach of the Somerset Celebration of Literature to a new degree of distinction.
19 to 21 March 2014
Each year, we host about 120 events as part of the Somerset Celebration of Literature. The expansive programme includes special functions for adults, as well as family events and author sessions especially for school students.
During the Somerset Celebration of Literature, we welcome over 30 renowned authors and illustrators from Australia and around the world.
The Sponsored Schools Programme has been in place for nine very successful years and has allowed in excess of 10,000 students to visit the Somerset Celebration of Literature who would otherwise not have had the opportunity to attend.
We believe passionately in providing aspiring writers with opportunities for development. This is why we offer literature competitions that promote the artform of writing, and which can vary from year to year, depending on our focus.
The Somerset Celebration of Literature will be held at the College from Wednesday 19 March to Friday 21 March 2014. The Festival has rightly earned the reputation as one of the most successful and significant events of its kind.