Schedule of Events
While the main festival program is focused on the three main days - Friday August 9, Saturday August 10, Sunday August 11 - things get going a bit earlier, with a number of satellite and umbrella events in Festival week leading into the weekend. The full program includes sessions included in a festival pass, events available for single ticket purchase, umbrella events and workshops. We’ll release some info in May, then in late June, the entire program.
it’s a very welcoming, relaxing kind of festival
Excellent venues combine history and up-to-date comfort
the talk is smart, the atmosphere electric
A busy program but with time to meet the writers.
our venues range from small, to medium, to very big indeed… and this year we’re adding a new one we hope you’ll enjoy
Look who’s talking
Every year, we think it’s impossible to get a more interesting lineup of writers. And every year, we’re astonished and delighted when the program comes together with an extraordinarily diverse gathering of writers whose work has captured our hearts and minds. We know you’re curious and also want to plan ahead, so we’ll start to let you know who’s coming as soon as we are able.
Hub and bookshop
Open all weekend, the Festival bookshop is located in the Hub, right next door to the Capital box office.
There’s also a pop-up bookshop in the foyer of Ulumbarra Theatre, and author signings take place in both locations following events.
our comfortable venues
All our venues have excellent seating and the professional staff at the Capital ensure good sound. From small studio spaces, to big theatre auditoriums, the range ensures a variety of experiences for our audiences.
programmed to please
Our audiences tell us they love the flexibility of our program, which enables them good access to as many sessions as they choose.
And we keep our ticket prices as low as possible, to make sure everyone has an opportunity to hear terrific talk about things that matter.
IN WITH THE NEW
We like to innovate too, to improve the festival for writers and readers, so in 2019 we’ll be using Mobile Phone technology for Q&As, instead of the old-fashioned passing the microphone around.