Literary Festival

2021 Virtual Literary Festival

In Conversation With… Alice Robinson

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Special Announcement
This year’s Coal Creek Literary Festival will be presenting to a world-wide audience. Instead of the usual one-day festival in October, which has been run at Coal Creek for the past 12 years, this year’s event will be showcased online.

Similar to our 2020 Monthly Author in Focus, and with the support of Coal Creek and South Gippsland Shire, we will be bringing you our Coal Creek Literary Festival 2021 – In Conversation With…, which will be uploaded to the Coal Creek website, Youtube and Facebook for the general public to view and enjoy each month for the rest of this year. The festival committee feel that this will bypass any uncertainty re COVID-19, where a lockdown is possible at any time. 

A big bonus of this year’s format is that instead of the usual 8-12 authors, it will be possible to showcase over 20 authors. The short story and poetry writing competitions are running this year, with entries closing on Friday October 1 . 

The Literary Festival Committee

The Coal Creek Literary Festival Writing Competitions for 2021 are now open. To enter the Bert van Bedaf Memorial Short Story Prize or the Open Poetry Prize download the entry form below and get those creative juices flowing. 



Winner: Short Story

‘The Visitor’ – Nicole Michelle

Highly Commended:

‘Homecoming’ – Gillian Clarke

‘Tears of Love’ – Gerry Cecere

Winner: Poetry

‘This is Keeling (Pulmonary Edema) – Scott Patrick Mitchell

Highly Commended:

‘We Know’ – Lynda Lewis

‘A Girl, Dressed in Midnight’ – Maddalena Grimmond


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