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Celebration of Literature

Signature Events

COFL Signature Events

You are invited to attend one the Celebration of Literature’s Signature Events. Across the three days we have three outstanding events. It all kicks off with the Prologue Party - fun for the whole family - and for the adults, come along to either the Literary Lunch on the Thursday or alternatively, the Literary Long Table, held as the closing event for the Festival on the Friday evening.

Prologue Party

Prologue Party

This free community event is for the whole family. The Prologue Party is a night of festivities to celebrate the written word and the wonders it brings to both young and old. Activities for the children, street performers, authors, fairy floss, Dippin’ Dots and so much more, to enjoy in a fairground atmosphere. Don’t miss the fireworks display!

Literary Lunch

Literary Lunch

Each year the Literary Lunch enables avid book readers to join a book-club style discussion with an author who writes about challenging, emotional and controversial topics! Don’t miss this signature event at the Somerset Celebration of Literature.

Literary Long Table

Literary Long Table

The Long Table Dinner sees a gathering of the Festival’s patrons, authors, sponsors and those from the literary world coming together to celebrate literature at its finest. With guests from highly regarded literary speakers to new authors in the making, the Literary Long Table is a must for every bibliophile. Past Literary Long Table speakers include Markus Zusak, Wendy Harmer, William McInnes and Peter FitzSimons!