Voices on the Coast

Voices on the Coast is a Youth Literature Festival held annually on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

Voices on the Coast is a Youth Literature Festival held each year on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland one hour north of Brisbane. The festival attracts over 4,500 school students aged 10 to 18 years who are interested in reading, writing, literature and performance. Presenters Immanuel Lutheran College and the University of the Sunshine Coast invite leading Australian authors, illustrators, poets and performers to talk and workshop with students. In addition the festival is open to adults with a range of literary events including writing workshops, a literary breakfast, literary dinner and free events in local libraries. For further information visit our website or please telephone 07 5477 3437 during office hours.

Staff / Regular Volunteers: Currently 21-100 members / staff. We reach: Currently over 1000 people Volunteer with us: Volunteers are the essence of our festival, particularly on the days of the festival. Fees / Subscriptions: Yes - Talks and Workshops are fee based, see website for full details. We specifically work with: Anyone, Adults, Children, Families, Men, Women, Youth Aimed towards students aged 10 to 18 years, however there are also literary events for adults.

Sunshine Coast Council acknowledges the Sunshine Coast Country, home of the Kabi Kabi peoples and the Jinibara peoples, the Traditional Custodians, whose lands and waters we all now share.
We commit to working in partnership with the Traditional Custodians and the broader First Nations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) community to support self-determination through economic and community development.
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