WordFest 2017

01 June 2017 | 06:30PM to 21 September 2017 | 09:00PM

WordFest 2017


WordFest is an annual literature festival held by Monash Libraries.

The festival includes author talks, workshops, and short story and snap story competitions.

Launch with Maxine McKew

Thursday 1 June, 6.30pm-9pm
Monash Gallery of Art

Bookings: 9561 6211

Former politician and journalist Maxine McKew will discuss her ‘journey of words’ and how her writing, storytelling and political life has helped shaped the world of others.

She is well known for her views on education, the environment and women. In winning the seat of Bennelong from John Howard in the 2007 Federal Election, she become only the second person to unseat a sitting Australian Prime Minister.

Author Lia Hills will also speak at the WordFest launch, discussing ‘The Crying Place’ which is set partly in Pitjantjatjara country.

Short Story Competition

Celebrating 21 years of giving local and emerging writers a chance to air their stories, the annual Short Story Competition is open to all members of the Monash community aged 12 and older.

There are three categories:

  • 12-14 years
  • 15-17 years
  • Adult

Prizes of up to $500 will be given to the winning entries.

Entries for both the Short Story and SnapStory competitions open at 10am on Friday 2 June and close at 4pm on Saturday 5 August. 

Festival Program

For a full WordFest program visit www.monlib.vic.gov.au/wordfest and book in for events today!

You will be able to book online or call the phone number listed separately for each event.

Most events are FREE; where there is a cost it is noted.

Date & Time

01 June 2017 | 06:30PM to 21 September 2017 | 09:00PM


Monash Public Library Service

9560 1655


Monash Gallery of Art, 860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill 3150 View Map

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