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 18,000.
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.
The Somerset Celebration of Literature relies upon support from the community. We’d love to have you come on board as a valued partner as we celebrate our 23rd year in 2016.
Last week, I set out on a drive tour of South East Queensland promoting the Somerset Celebration of Literature and raising awareness of the Festival, the newly developed Educational Tourism Package and the Somerset Literary Fund.
Planning has already begun for the 2016 Somerset Celebration of Literature. For next year’s Festival we are in need of some items for theming purposes and would love any of these items that you may have that could be donated to the College.
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.
During the Somerset Celebration of Literature, we welcome over 30 renowned authors and illustrators from Australia and around the world.
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.
The Sponsored Schools Programme has been in place for ten 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 9 March to Friday 11 March 2016. The Festival has rightly earned the reputation as one of the most successful and significant events of its kind.