Please note, as of time of publication (mid-January) some festivals have yet to confirm 2023 dates or release their programs. This list will be added to as the year progresses.
Q-Lit (Vic) – various dates
This Queer Victorian Festival of Words is new and aims to celebrates the work of all LGBTQIA+ storytellers: writers of fiction and non-fiction, graphic novelists, singer-songwriters, playwrights/screenwriters, mixed media creatives, children’s authors, academics and poets.
The free festival will launch in Ballarat, Shepparton and Traralgon in January, Collingwood in February, and Geelong and Warrnambool in April. As a wholly Victorian festival there is a strong emphasis on including the voices of those from the community who live regionally and encouraging them in the involvement of Q-Lit’s larger Melbourne-based festival in the latter part of 2023.