Festivals: Australia

* AMC (Australian Movie and Comic) Expo
* Australian Discworld Convention
* Book Expo Australia
* Comic and Gaming Conventions
* Continuum
* Oz Comic Con
* SupaNova 

CANNED GEEK a comprehensive list of all conventions

General Writers’ Festivals
February

* Perth Writers Festival, Perth, WA
* Write in the Great Southern, regional WA
March
* Bellingen Writers Festival, Bellingen, NSW
* Snowy Mountains Readers and Writers Festival, Jindabyne, NSW
* Tasmanian Writers Festival, (Tasmanian Writers’ Centre), Hobart, TAS
April
* Newcastle Writers Festival, NSW
* Word Storm, Darwin, NT (alternate ‘even’ years)
May
* Dandenong Ranges Writers Festival, VIC
* Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival, WA
* Newstead Short Story Tattoo, Newstead, VIC
* Sydney Writers Festival, NSW
* Varuna Sydney Writers Festival Blue Mountains Program, Katoomba, NSW
* Williamstown Literary Festival, Williamstown, VIC
June
* Continuum, Melbourne, VIC
* Gold Coast Writers Festival, Gold Coast, QLD
* Noosa Long Weekend, Noosa, QLD
* Townsville Literary Festival, Townsville, QLD
July
* Clunes Booktown Festival, Clunes, VIC
* Kimberley Writers Festival, Kununurra, WA
* Mildura Writers Festival, Mildura, VIC
* Southern Highlands Writers’ Festival, Bowral, NSW
August
* Bendigo Writers Festival, Bendigo, VIC
* Byron Bay Writers Festival, Byron Bay, NSW
* Broome’s Writers/Readers Festival Corrugated Lines, Broome, WA
* Melbourne Writers Festival, Melbourne, VIC
* Avon Valley Writer’s Festival, Northam and Toodyay Libraries, WA
* Big Sky Writers and Readers Festival, (Geraldton Regional Library), Geraldton, WA
September
* Brisbane Writers Festival, Brisbane, QLD
* Write Around the Murray, Albury, NSW
October
* Crime Scene,Perth, WA
* Maleny Celebration of Books, Maleny, QLD
* Tasmanian Poetry Festival, Launceston, TAS
November
* Clare Writer’s Festival, Clare Valley, SA

Emerging Writers’ Festivals
* Emerging Writers Festival, Melbourne, VIC: May
* National Young Writers Festival, Newcastle, NSW: October

Festivals for Children’s Literature
* The Pudding Day – Norman Lindsay Festival of Childrens Literature, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum , Faulconbridge, NSW: April
* Children’s and Young Adult Writers and Illustrators (CYA) Conference, South Brisbane, QLD: June
* Book Week, national school-based events hosted by Children’s Book Council of Australia: August
* Ballarat Writers & Illustrators Festival, Ballarat, VIC: September
* Festival of Australian Children’s Literature, Canberra, ACT: October

Festivals for Young Adult Fiction
* Indigenous Literacy Day, national events: September
* StoryArts Festival Ipswich, Ipswich, QLD: September
* Whitsunday Voices Youth Literature Festival, Mackay, QLD: July

Writers’ Festivals – Playwriting
* National Play Festival, Perth, WA: February
* Anywhere Theatre Festival, Brisbane, QLD: May

Writers’ Festivals – Poetry
* StripFest,Fitzroy, Vic – Arts fest with poetry and readings: May
* Henry Lawson Festival, Grenfell, NSW: June
* Word Storm and National Poetry Festival, Darwin, NT: May

Writers’ Festival – Nonfiction
* Reality Bites, Cooroy, QLD: July

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