Lit Fest looming: Almanackers front and centre

Almanackers are once again front and centre at the Williamstown Literary Festival on the weekend of 17 and 18 June.

Kerrie Soraghan, Yvette Wroby and John Harms are talking footy on Saturday morning, 17 June in a session simply called Living Footy. There’ll be no shortage of tales, tall and true.

Smokie Dawson and Vin Maskell are part of the Stereo Stories concert on Saturday evening at the Williamstown Town Hall which, so far, has sold 350 tickets. (More about this show in another post soon.)

Almanackers may also have a particular interest in the Sunday midday session about The Game Of Their Lives by Nick Richardson. Richardson’s book examines how an exhibition game of Australian Rules in London in 1916 symbolised sport’s role in driving young athletes to enlist. Richardson will be interviewed by sports writer Michael Gleeson.

The weekend’s 50 authors include Jock Serong (The Rules Of Backyard Cricket), Jane Harper (The Dry), Clementine Ford (Fight Like A Girl), Bruce Pascoe (Dark Emu), Andy Griffiths (The Treehouse Series) and Markus Zusak (The Book Thief).

More details: Williamstown Literary Festival


  1. Yvette Wroby says

    Got my tickets to stereo stories, it will be my first. Up on the balcony cheering you guys on!

    Have tickets to quite a few events. Looking forward to it.

  2. Thanks Yvette. Very good of you. There’ll be at least two tables of Almanackers in the stalls – the Fithalls and the Dawsons. You’ll be able to catch them at intermission.

    Apologies in advance for not being able to be at your 10.30am session – will be busy with final rehearsals.

    Thanks again


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