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The #willyitfest16 program is launched

There is something timeless about books, especially the good ones.

Stories stay with us, long after we turn the cover on the final page. They take us away from today and lead us into another time and place, where anything and everything is possible.

Today we launched the Willy Lit Fest 2016 program  to a full house with our long-time festival friend, Leigh Hobbs, Australian Children’s Laureate 2016/17. Alongside Leigh there was a line-up of fabulous speakers – Cr Angela Altair, founding member and President of the Willy Lit Fest, Cr Sandra Wilson, Deputy Mayor of Hobsons Bay Council,  Dr Rob Brown, Executive Director, Marketing & External Relations, Victoria University, Loraine Callow, Programming Director and Professor Chris Ringrose who read a poem he had written especially for this event.

Loraine encouraged festival patrons to stay curious – to explore the program and use their curiosity to take them into new sessions and events, to stray from the usual, to search out the foreign and different and to be open to possibility. With nearly 50 events there’s sure to be plenty of sessions to pique your curiosity!

WLF program