THE ROTARY CLUB
OF WANGARATTA
WANG LIT FEST
AND BOOK FAIR

SATURDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2019 9.00AM TO 4.00PM
SUNDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2019 9.00AM TO 3.00PM

The Wang Lit Fest and Book Fair grew from a Rotary Club of Wangaratta Book Fair initiative started early in 2017. Held over the Queen’s Birthday weekend in 2017 and 2018 the festival now moves to the weekend of Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September 2019. More than 40,000 books have been donated from the local community and the Fair continues to raise significant funds for community projects.

In 2018 Rotary significantly expanded the scope of the original Book Fair project to incorporate a Literary Festival and the Wang Lit Fest and Book Fair will continue to develop in 2019 and will again feature:

  • Wangaratta Young Writers Award for all young people between the ages of 10-19. The award encourages the development of capacity and imagination through writing. Recognising the categories of Prose, Poetry or Song Lyrics and writing for a Digital Format the awards will be presented at a post Wang Lit Fest celebration.
  • Visiting Writers presentations and workshops, has been organised and jointly sponsored by the Arts Council and the Wangaratta Library.
  • Once upon a story children’s presentations and workshops
  • A display of Life Stories
  • A display of large print books from Vision Australia
  • Retro Café
  • Book sculpture artist’s installation project
  • Planned multicultural workshops throughout the year, in conjunction with NEMA for young writers and students reading to grandparents with English as a second language.

EVENTS

SATURDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2019
9.00AM TO 4.00PM

SUNDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2019
9.00AM TO 3.00PM

ROTARY WANGARATTA BOOK FAIR 2019

40,000 books, don’t miss it!
St Patricks Hall, Ford Street, Wangaratta,
Saturday 9am-4pm and Sunday 9am-3pm.

Proceeds to Wangaratta Community Projects.

14 AND 15 SEPTEMBER 2019

WANGARATTA YOUNG WRITERS AWARD 2019

The Rotary Club of Wangaratta is proud to present the Wangaratta Young Writers’ Award for 2019. The award encourages you to develop your capacity and imagination through your writing.

SATURDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2019
11.00AM TO 2.30PM

VISITING AUTHORS

The Visiting Authors program has been organised and sponsored by the Wangaratta Arts Council Inc.

SATURDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2019
9.00AM TO 4.00PM

SUNDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2019
9.00AM TO 3.00PM

RETRO CAFÉ

The CWA will be providing refreshments all through the day in the main St Patricks Hall with their unique Retro Café.

Outside the Hall the CWA will also be providing home cooked cakes and refreshments outside the main entrance, supported by Rotary and their all day sausage sizzle.

AUTHOR EVENTS PROGRAM

SATURDAY
14 SEPTEMBER 2019

11.00AM TO 12.00PM
Author Talk

MARK BRANDI

Crime Fiction: Exploring the Dark Side

Mark Brandi talks about his novels Wimmera (2017) and The Rip (2019)

In conversation with: Annette Fletcher

12.00PM TO 12.15PM
Book Sales
12.30PM TO 2.00PM
Author Panel

JACK HEATH

Teen Fiction/Crime Fiction

KAREN VIGGERS

Fiction: Sharing the Journey

2.00PM TO 2.30PM
Book Sales

THE ROLE OF THE CREATIVE LEADER IS NOT TO HAVE ALL THE IDEAS;
IT'S TO CREATE A CULTURE WHERE EVERYONE CAN HAVE IDEAS
AND FEEL THAT THEY'RE VALUED.

OUR SUPPORTERS AND SPONSORS

Booktique
CWA Victoria
Edge FM
Purple Possum Design
Real Refrigeration
Rotary Club of Wangaratta
Wangaratta Arts Council
Rural City of Wangaratta
Wangaratta Chronicle
Wangaratta Woollen Mills
Malt Shed Brewery
Fletchers Supplies
Rotary Club of Appin Park
Morris Bros Real Estate
Wangaratta District Specialist School