Almanackers at this year’s Williamstown Literary Festival – June 16-17

The Williamstown Literary Festival is one of the best bookish events in town each year and this year’s event will be no exception.


Here is the quickview of the entire two-day program:


Be sure to head along for some excellent panels and chats and support members of our Almanac family who are part of this year’s program – here are a couple to check out:


Martin Flanagan:
A Wink from the Universe

Full $20 | Conc $17 | Early $15

The Western Bulldogs’ 2016 premiership came from nowhere. A club with no luck,no stars, no right to win, they swept to victory on a tide of nationwide goodwill. Martin Flanagan talks to John Harms about A Wink from the Universe – a book about how a group of people can will a miracle to happen. Proudly sponsored by Williamstown Football Club.


How the West was One

All tickets $10
(proceeds to Western Chances)

How the West was One is a beautiful collection of post World War II memoirs by people who grew up in the western suburbs. Join editors Sue O’Brien, Karyn Howie and story contributors including Josephine Cafagna, as they celebrate the richness of working class childhoods.


The Saturday Ladies’ Bridge Club

Full $15 | Conc $12 | Early $10

Alison Stuart, Denise Ogilvie, Ebony McKenna, Carol Challis, Sara J. Wolfe andEliza Renton (with Louise Reynolds), all published romance novelists, discovered that they had ghostly connections and decided to write a book together. The result is The Hauntings of Livingstone Hall. Find out how one writers’ group published their own book.


Also – don’t this miss this special event by our friends at Stereo Stories:



Doors open 7.30pm. Show 8.00pm to 10.00pm including interval. Drinks at bar prices, BYO light supper. Cabaret seating.

Stereo Stories is a concert celebration of music and memoir,featuring The Stereo Stories Band and guest writers Emilie Zoey Baker, Rijn Collins, Andy Griffiths, Danny Katz, Zoe Krupka, Martina Medica, Brian Nankervis and Lucia Nardo.

From The Eagles to Died Pretty, Madonna to One Direction, David Cassidy to Bob Dylan, and Cornershop to XTC, Stereo Stories is an evening like no other.

“The perfect blend of words, story and music. You’ll laugh,you’ll cry and most importantly, you’ll hear each song withfresh ears and new meaning.” Andy Grif ths

Hosted and directed by Vin Maskell, Stereo Stories In Concert is a compelling evening of live music and memoir, of story and song.



Tickets can be purchased through the Willy Lit Fest website where you call also find the full program.


  1. Thanks for the very kind shoutout, we love having Almanckers involved in the festival. See you there!

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