WordFest 2018

20 June 2018 | 02:00AM to 28 July 2018 | 04:00PM


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 Nick Riewoldt 

This event is now fully booked

From number 1 pick in the 2000 AFL draft, to six-time winner of St Kilda’s best and fairest award, to five-time All Australian, to captaining his club for a record 220 games, to more than 330 games as a star of the AFL, Nick Riewoldt has had a stellar career.

  • Monday 18 June 2018
  • 6.30pm-9pm
  • Monash Gallery of Art
  • 860 Ferntree Gully Road, Wheelers Hill

Find out more here.

Sir John Monash Lecture with Peter Greste 

Award winning journalist and war correspondent Peter Greste will speak on the legacy, achievement and contribution to Australian society of General Sir John Monash and his personal connection with Australia’s foremost military leader.

  • Thursday 5 July, 6.30pm – 8pm
  • Monash University
  • South 1 Lecture Theatre
  • 43 Rainforest Walk, Clayton Campus

Find out more here.

Lectures, author talks and workshops

There are a number of other lectures, author talks and workshops you can attend. 

Short Story Competition

Celebrating 22 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.

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

SnapStory Competition

The SnapStory Competition is a celebration of visual storytelling in the medium of photography. It is open to all members of the Monash community between the ages of 12-18 years. 

There are two categories:

  • 15-15 years 
  • 16-18 years. 

Cash prizes and vouchers up to the value of $500 will be given to the winning entries. 

Entries for both the Short Story and SnapStory competitions open at 10am on Tuesday 19 June and close at 4pm on Saturday 28 July

From 19 June onwards, entry forms and terms and conditions for both competitions will be available at your local library or on the Monash Public Library Service website

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

18 June 2018 | 06:30PM to 28 July 2018 | 04:00PM


Monash Public Library Service

9560 1655


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

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