It is with heavy hearts that the WLF organising committee takes the necessary steps today to cancel the 2021 festival, Silver Lining.
The government’s decision to extend lockdown for a further week makes it impossible for us to continue planning and promotion with any confidence. And sadly it is not possible for us to present the festival in any other way.
All existing bookings will be refunded for the 2021 festival and our ticketing partner – Hobson Bay tickets will be processing all refunds in the coming days. Please allow time for these refunds to be processed.
The committee thanks the festivals’ sponsors for their support and those patrons who bought tickets.
We also thank the festival guests who had made commitments to be with us on 18-20 June and apologise for any inconvenience.
One bright spot is that we will be judging the entries in the Ada Cambridge and Jennifer Burbidge writing prizes and making a public announcement of the winners online. The presentation details will be announced in coming days, and all entrants and current ticket holders will be advised by email.
We announce with much joy and jubilation and a solid cocktail of caution, The Williamstown Literary Festival 2021 theme — Silver Lining.
Come 18 to 20 June 2021, we will return to the majestic Town Hall in Williamstown where well-dressed folk will step from a scenic setting into the middle of the hall and our sable cloud will turn forth her silver lining and celebrate once again our annual winter west festival of words.Learn More
We acknowledge the people of the Yalukit Willam and we pay our respects to their elders, past, present and emerging.
The Williamstown Literary Festival is proudly supported by Hobsons Bay City Council and Victoria University.