Somerset Celebration of Literature program announced

Rachel Perkins, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Benjamin Law, Sophie Hardcastle, Oliver Phommavanh, Robert Newton, Emily Gale, Soraya Nicholas and Maryen Cairns have been announced on the lineup of nationally and internationally respected authors who will hit the Gold Coast in March for Somerset Celebration of Literature Festival.

In addition to the expected literary programming, Somerset Celebration of Literature Festival, which runs 15 – 17 March has partnered with Gold Coast Film Festival to bring guests an Adaptation: Script to Screen panel event on Thursday 16 March, featuring Rachel Perkins and a selection of writers and filmmakers to discuss the journey of adaptation, from script to screen.

There will also be a free event for children aged nine to 12 to explore the magical world of Harry Potter books with Nadia Sunde and her alterego Professor Fracesca “Franki” Falconette on Saturday 18 March.

With more than 150 author sessions across the three days, plus student workshops and community events to excite the entire family, the 2017 Somerset Celebration of Literature Festival is set to be a fantastic addition to the Gold Coast calendar of events in March. More at

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