Welcome to the 34th annual Sunshine Coast Festival of the Written Arts

Please consider this your written invitation to join the festivities August 11-14. No need to RSVP; just purchase your tickets and turn up.

Welcome to the 2016 Festival

Benjamin Franklin said death and taxes are the only two certainties in this life. Were he around today he might add our annual celebration of writers, readers and books as one more thing you can count on in a rapidly changing world. We like to think of the Rockwood Centre at Festival time as a place of respite from the daily barrage of bad news about our unsettled world. Spend an hour with any of the authors listed here and you will come away with a renewed faith in the creativity and intelligence of our species.

You can count on it.

2016 Festival Line-Up »