Somerset College has a proud history of promoting an active and engaged community. We host many events throughout the year.
Our past events are listed below.
Somerset Storyfest is thrilled to host the distinguished, brilliant, and versatile cross-genre Australian writer, Fiona McIntosh, to the 2021 Festival as our Literary Long Table Dinner Speaker. Whether you are one of the legion of fans of Fiona’s massive range of books or if you are coming to her with no experience of her stories, you will be captivated by her stories, wit, insight, vibrant presence and ability to initiate you into the richly detailed and authentic contexts of her stories. You will leave,converted!
Jess Hill is an investigative journalist who has been commenting on domestic violence since 2014. She has been a producer for ABC Radio, a Middle East correspondent for The Global Mail, and an investigative journalist for Background Briefing. In addition, Jess has been listed in Foreign Policy's top 100 women to follow on Twitter, and her reporting on domestic violence has won two Walkley awards, an Amnesty International award and three Our Watch awards. Her new book “See What You Made Me Do” combines “exhaustive research with riveting storytelling”. It will challenge your perceptions about domestic and family violence. Jess says of her book: “I have spent four years writing a book that will speak calmly yet powerfully about an issue that is devastating the lives of countless Australians”. The book was also announced the winner of the $50,000 prize for Australian women’s writing. It’s a book that Louise Swinn, chair of the judging panel, called an “incredibly powerful” work that “meticulously dismantle[s] all of the lazy old lies we associate with domestic abuse”