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Celebration of Literature

Festival Information

Booking Information

Tickets are $7.00 (GST inclusive) per person per session. For adult sessions, workshops and catered functions, please refer to individual event information. Tickets will be emailed to you, so you can then print them out at home. Tickets may also be collected from the Somerset College Events Office between 8.00am and 4.00pm, Monday to Friday. Bookings can only be processed on receipt of full payment. Bookings can only be accepted online, or in person at the Events Office. There are no refunds or exchanges once bookings are processed. Your tickets and confirmation of your booking will be emailed to your designated email address.

Purchasing Your Tickets

Tickets will be on sale early 2017. You may book online at any time. Many sessions have limited numbers, so please book early to avoid disappointment. Please note there is no allocated seating. You must present your ticket to gain entry. To reserve School Group tickets, please complete the Booking Form here.

Note about Venues

Venues for the author sessions will be allocated closer to the Festival. The capacities of the Somerset College venues vary, so final venue allocation is determined according to the number of tickets purchased for each session. Please check the website prior to your visit to find the location of your sessions.

Photography and Videography Permissions

The Somerset Celebration of Literature will have a photographer and videographer on-site to record events throughout the Festival. These photos are for archival and marketing purposes and purchase of a ticket implies permission to use the photos taken for these purposes.

Supervision Policy

Any child 14 years or younger must be accompanied by a supervising parent/guardian or teacher while on campus at all times during the Somerset Celebration of Literature.

Food and Drink

The Hardback Café operates throughout the Festival. Look out for Dippin’ Dots ice creams, Dutch Poffertjes, snow cones and other treats.  

Festival Bookshop

The Festival Bookshop stocks an extensive range of books by all the authors and illustrators attending the Somerset Celebration of Literature and is open between 8.00am and 4.00pm. It will also open during The Prologue Party. At the end of each of their sessions, authors are available for book signings!

School Bookings and Reservation Policy

One complimentary ticket is provided to teachers with each group of up to 10 children (additional teachers are required to purchase more tickets). Tickets may be reserved for up to 14 days without payment. All payments must be finalised at least seven days prior to the Festival. If payment is not received for your reservation, this will result in automatic cancellation of your booking and tickets will be released.

Bags

There is no cloakroom facility at the Somerset Celebration of Literature. We encourage students to bring a small carry bag, as some venues have limited access for school bags. We advise students to leave valuables at home. All lost property can be collected from the Somerset College Events Office.

Have Questions?

Phone 07 5559 7382 or email bookings@somerset.qld.edu.au.