Lighthouse Literary Fest, Friday 20 – Sunday 22 April 2012@Aireys Inlet Pub

We are delighted to once again host another literary event under the direction of the wonderful Hannie Rayson. We had so much fun last year with the 2011 Women on the Road event, a joy for both the audience and the guest speakers.
The Lighthouse Literary Fest will be held over the weekend of Friday 20th, Sat 21st, Sunday 22nd April, 2012 at the Aireys Inlet Pub, while writers workshop will be at the Lightkeepers Inn conference rooms.

The guest speakers include some of Australia’s most well known and talented broadcasters, novelists,  playwrights, non-fiction writers & actors. The festival program will include panels, in-conversations & workshops.

Guest Speakers: Guests appearing at the Lighthouse Literary Fest include Julian Burnside AO QC, Michael Cathcart, David Corlett, Peter Curtin, Robert Gott, Rodney Hall, Cate Kennedy, Hilary McPhee AO, Roslyn Oades, Paddy O’Reilly, Favel Parrett, Ailsa Piper, Louise Siversen, Amanda Smith, Carrie Tiffany, Chris Womersley and Charlotte Wood.

The full festival program is available online at

These events draw our community together and help us celebrate all that is great about life on the coast.  They are a very big undertaking and couldn’t be achieved without the dedication of my brilliant staff at Great Escape books. We also thank our team of skilled contributors of graphic designers, editors and event volunteers. We also thank our sponsors – who are always there to support these large events.

Bookings: Festival programs will be available on-line and at Great Escape Books in Aireys Inlet from Thursday 8th March 2012.   This is a ticketed, seated event and there are 220 seats only.You can drop in and book your festival ticket personally, we are open 7 days, or phone us at the bookshop between 10am-5pm any day on (03)5289 7052 and we can mail your festival program and tickets to you.

We look forward to seeing you down the coast for what will be a magnificent weekend at the Lighthouse Literary Fest.

Sponsors: Great Escape Books, Great Ocean Properties, Aireys Pub, Lightkeepers Inn Motel, Surfcoast Arts, Surfcoast Shire, Regional Arts Victoria

Artwork: Original Festival artwork by Susan Romyn @