Almanac Music: Back in town! Stereo Stories to open 2022 Willy Lit Fest




Stereo Stories returns to its home ground, their stomping ground, on Friday evening 17 June. We are the opening night event of the 2022 Williamstown Literary Festival, which, like many a festival, has not seen the light of day since 2019.


Join us at the Williamstown Town Hall in Melbourne for an evening of music and memoir, with a host of guest writers: Tony Birch, Toni Jordan, Danny Katz, Brian Nankervis, Smokie Dawson, Lucia Nardo, Andy Griffiths, and Rijn Collins. There will be tears (of joy and of sorrow), there will be laughter and there will be the sensational seven-piece Stereo Stories band.


Tickets available via the Williamstown Literary Festival website.
Friday 17 June. Doors open 7.30pm. Show 8pm.
Theatre seating, general admission.


Tony, Toni, and Lucia are also part of the festival’s weekend program, along with a cast of thousands, including Angela Savage, Alicia Sometimes, Jock Serong, and Mark Smith (all part of the broader Stereo Stories family). Plus Olympia Koziaris, Mimi Kwa, Mandy Beaumont, Maxine Beneba Clarke and many more. See the full list of festival guests.








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About Vin Maskell

Founder and editor of Stereo Stories, a partner site of The Footy Almanac. Likes a gentle kick of the footy on a Sunday morning, when his back's not playing up. Been known to take a more than keen interest in scoreboards - the older the better.


  1. Great news Vin. It’s been a frustrating couple of years, but I reckon the momentum around this great concept will gather quickly. All the best to you and the band, and all the writers.

  2. Thanks JTH. Thousands of band/performers have lost gigs the past two years. We were lucky enough to play Bendigo Writers Festival last year (in-between lockdowns), Memo Music Hall in January (amidst Omicron outbreak), and Terang in March. If we could just find our way to Adelaide or the Barossa Valley!

  3. Looking forward to this.

    I hear that Smokie Dawson bloke goes alright!!

  4. Yep, that Smokie Dawson chap draws quite a crowd. Knows how to tell a story, alright. But how will he cope after the excitement of his last time on a big stage: No less than Byron Bay Blues Fest 2022? No less than RocKwiz. He probably upstaged Ms Julia Zemiro and Mr Brian Nankervis (the latter will be with us at Willy)..

  5. Ah yes, Vin, I forgot about those.

  6. JTH: Still, our first home game in three years is certainly cause for celebration. Thanks for spreading the word.

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