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.
“Giving books our undivided attention is an action of loving devotion that palpably stills our bodies, opens our minds and nourishes our souls,” Jane Gleeson-White.
As Mayor of the City of Gold Coast it is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Somerset Celebration of Literature for 2017. The City of Gold Coast is proud to again support this festival as it continues to grow and become the premier youth literature festival in Australia.
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.
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.