Nothcote High School

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NHS Writers' Festival and Literary Talkfest

Celebrating literature

Each year, Northcote High School hosts a number of community events celebrating literature and the Arts. Two of these are the Writers' Festival and the Literary Talkfest.


Northcote High School Writers' Festival

In 2017 Northcote will host its third Writers' Festival. This will feature in-house events during the week for students, plus the following community events, open to all. 


Northcote High School Writers' Festival Poetry Slam - Friday 25th August 2017

Students and teachers engage in competitive poetry slamming. Event hosted in the Hall by MC Mantra.

Starting time: 7pm. Family $35 (2 adults and up to 3 young people under 18), Single Ticket $20



Northcote High School Community Writers' Festival - Saturday 26th Augut 2017

Will Kostakis, Lili Wilkinson, Simmone Howell, Michael Pryor, Archie Fusillo talk about writing and answer questions. Meet and talk to your favourite writers.

Books available for purchase from Fairfield Bookshop on the day. Food and coffee available at the canteen.

12 midday to 5pm in the School Library.


All day all session tickets are $35 for adults and $20 for students of Northcote High and young people to 18 years.


Literary Talkfest

The Literary Talkfest is supported by the Stella Prize Organisation and is held around May. It features engaging and challenging discussions on a different theme each year with outstanding Australian authors.



Below - the 2017 Literary Talkfest held in early May. Special thanks to parent Clare Wright who fostered and hosted the event, and to our wonderful guests - Clementine Ford, Maxine Beneba-Clarke, Abdi Aben and Jeff Sparrow - who spoke on the topic of 'Writing Freedom'.