Australia’s only national literary event with a dedicated focus on non-fiction writing and ideas.
Held from 16-18 November 2018 at the Geelong Library and Heritage Centre, the festival invites its audience to Get Real by facilitating robust, hard-hitting and frank discussions on a wide range of topics including racism, asylum seekers, social justice, Indigenous issues, true crime, artificial intelligence, memoir and so much more.
Seventy-six expert guest speakers will interrogate, examine and redefine key social issues over forty-five individual sessions held over three days. Presenters include Geelong born critically acclaimed author Helen Garner, six-time Walkley Award winner Kerry O’Brien, feminist icon Clementine Ford, renowned historian Peter Cochrane, and writer and actor William McInnes.
All of the Festival sessions are individually ticketed so you can attend as much or as little as you like.