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 20,000.
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.
Between the classes, Year 6 were able to see several Authors: Tristan Bancks, Andy Jones, Dave Hackett, Luka Lesson, Jacqueline Harvey, Deborah Abela, Francis Watts, C.M.Gray and Leanne Hall.
The 23rd Festival of Words (the Somerset Celebration of Literature) has just about come to a close.
Your Parents' and Friends' Association are very proud sponsors of the Celebration of Literature and this year, the Committee had the pleasure of granting a $5,000 donation for this wonderful festival.
Standard session tickets are $7.00 (inclusive of GST) per person per session. For adult sessions, workshops and catered functions, please refer to individual event information.
During the Somerset Celebration of Literature, we welcome over 30 renowned authors and illustrators from Australia and around the world.
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.
Each year, we host approximately 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.