We believe every child deserves the opportunity to fall in love with reading!

We have an ambitious 3-year plan for 2022 to 2024

  • Expose more children—especially children from regional and remote areas—to the magic of stories and reading.
  • Expand First Nations programming opportunities.
  • Find new ways to tell stories, capture audiences and immerse young people in the magic of storytelling.
  • Celebrate young voices by offering opportunities to publish young writers' work.
  • Open the programming up to a wider community audience and make the festival more accessible.

We're raising funds to enable us to:

  • Share more stories with children through our On the road programme and delivering Storyfest Out West to regional Queensland.
  • Sharing with the community through delivering a Writers' Masterclass and Long Table event celebrating food and wine
  • Sharing new kinds of stories, in new ways by delivering A living story: Book dramatisation or an Immersive story: Choose your adventure
  • Sharing new writers and celebrating young voices through a Short Story Dispenser and story-sharing via digital publication

Please help us nurture a love of storytelling by changing children's lives one story at a time...

Join us for our inaugural GIVING DAY!
We believe every child deserves the opportunity to fall in love with reading. 
Your donation will ensure Storyfest can continue to connect children with books and authors.

“A child that learns to love reading and books, becomes better educated, becomes more employable and becomes the next generation of leaders within our community!” - Andrea Lewis, CEO

1 June 2022 - #writeourstory

What and when is Somerset Storyfest’s Giving Day?

Giving day is a 12-hour online fundraising campaign where we will be asking our community to join with us to raise much needed funding to continue our mission to connect children with books and authors. We believe every child deserves the opportunity to fall in love with reading. Your donation will help us take authors and books into schools for disadvantaged children, ultimately making books accessible for everyone. 


How do I make a donation?

Give between 8.00am – 8.00pm on Wednesday 1 June, 2022 and your donation is doubled. Multiple donations throughout the date are welcome. 

Where does my donation go?

Your contribution will see our Storyfest On the road programme, visit regional Queensland, taking authors into schools that otherwise would not be able to access these experiences.

What is a matched gift?

Contributions to the Somerset Storyfest Giving Day can be made online, through direct deposit, and via telephone. Every contribution will be matched by very generous donors until 8.00pm on Wednesday 1 June 2022. For example, when you make a gift of $100 one of our matched donors, will also contribute $100 to the campaign.

Does 100% of my donation go toward my cause?

Yes, 100% of your gift will go to the Storyfest Development Fund.

Will my gift be tax deductible?

Donations of $2 or more may be claimed as tax deductions. Online gifts will receive an e-mail confirmation that will serve as your receipt for tax purposes.

Where will the Storyfest Giving Day take place?

We’re thrilled that our presenting partner, Somerset College, are supporting us, you’ll find us in The Great Hall, Somerset College, Somerset Drive, Mudgeeraba. Everyone is welcome to join us, wear a splash of orange or come dressed as your favourite book character!

How can I get involved?

Give a gift! You can share the #writeourstory on your social media channels, create a challenge or become an ambassador to help share Storyfest’s Giving Day. To find out more please visit charidy.com/storyfest

How can I volunteer on the day?

Fill in the volunteer registration form in the top right-hand corner. Our team will then reach out with more information for the day.

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