Events

Literary Lunch – with Suzanne Leal

Literary Lunch – with Suzanne Leal

THRUSDAY, 6 JUNE 12noon – 2pm at the Masonic Lodge, 58 Neil Street Toowoomba Guest Speaker:  Susan Leal, author of The Watchful Wife Tickets:  48pp which includes a delicious 2 course meal and a glass of wine There will also be a lucky door...

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Author Expo with Pop-Up Bookstore

Author Expo with Pop-Up Bookstore

SATURDAY 8 JUNE 9:30am – 2:15pm at the Community meeting rooms, level 2 Toowoomba Regional Council Library. A feast of workshops covering a variety of literary topics that will get your creative juices flowing! $12 per session BOOK TICKETS HERE Pop-Up Bookshop - All...

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Trashion Parade

Trashion Parade

9 May – Grand Central Shopping Centre Next year’s theme is Mother.  This year’s parade was such a success, we can’t wait to see the designs that will be on display!  We want to see reloved, remade, reused, recycled, reworked, refashioned,...

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What is happening in 2024!

MORE DETAILS TO COME!

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Are you ready for a year of fun and engaging events that showcase the many different ways we can share stories verbally?

Word Fest Toowoomba is back for another year, and this time we’ve got an even more exciting program of events planned for you.

Coming Soon

 

Queensland Day Breakfast – 6 June | Literary Lunch – 6 June |  Author Expo – 8 June

Available Events & Tickets for Purchase

Key 2024 Dates:

Saturday, 27 January | Invasive Species
Saturday, 24 February | More Tastes of Toowoomba
Friday, 8 March | Women on the Move
Friday, 8 March | More Tastes of Toowoomba & Hangi
Friday, 15 March | In Conversation with …
Saturday, 16 March | Taking your writing all the way
Sunday, 17 March | Words from the Past
Friday 22 March & Sunday 24 March | Literary High Tea Trails
Wednesday, 10 April | Writing Your Life Story
Saturday, 13 April | Puppet marking workshops
Friday 19 April & Saturday 20 April | More Tastes of Toowoomba Cooking Demonstrations
Thursday, 9 May | Trashion Mothers’ Day Parade
Saturday, 25 May | From Script to Stage
Thursday, 6 June | Queensland Day Breakfast
Thursday, 6 June | Literary Lunch
Saturday, 8 June | Author Expo

Details will be provided asap, but some are still to be confirmed. 

Keep up-to-date on Facebook & check back here for regular updates.

2024 Program

January

Saturday, 27 January

Invasive Species
Artists Story Telling Under the Stars and Art Market:   3-8pm
Mouse Proof Brewery – unveiling Art Works

February

Saturday, 24 February

More Tastes of Toowoomba
launch of multicultural cook book
Mosaic Hues – Rowes Complex Court Yard:  5:30pm
RSVP 1 February to admin@wordfesttoowoomba.com.au

March

Friday, 8 March

Women on the Move
20th anniversary celebration lunch and booklet
GIPS – limited tickets – details to come.  Check out Women on the Move Toowoomba on Facebook.

Friday, 8 March

More Tastes of Toowoomba & Hangi
Crows Nest Tourist Park – 6:30pm- Recipe book available

 

Friday, 15 March

In conversation with ….
Spend a fantastic evening with nationally celebrated authors, Michael Burge and Susanne Leal
The Write Gallery, The Lighthouse, Margaret Street, Toowoomba – 6:15pm
RSVP 9 March to admin@wordfesttoowoomba.com.au

Saturday, 16 March

Taking your writing all the way – fabulous writers’ workshop with Michael Burge
In the carriages at Downs Steam Tourist Railway and Museum
9:00am – 11:30am General Workshop
Lunch
12:30pm – 2:30pm Individual author mentoring
EOI at Expression of Interest 2024 Events | Word Fest Toowoomba – A Writing & Word Festival

Sunday, 17 March

Words from the Past – Our Literary History
Steam Train Ride to Clifton – full program and costs to be confirmed
Limited numbers – EOI at Expression of Interest 2024 Events | Word Fest Toowoomba – A Writing & Word Festival

Friday,22 March & Sunday, 24 March

Literary High Tea Trails
hosted by Debbie Mulligan
Toowoomba Central Business District
More details to come

April

Wednesday, 10 April

Writing Your Life Story
with Mardi Sands
(10am – 1pm) Mosaic Hues, Level 1 Rowes Complex, Keefe Street, Toowoomba

 

Saturday, 13 April

Puppet marking workshops
Marianne Buchanan

 

Friday, 19 April & Saturday, 20 April

More Tastes of Toowoomba
Cooking Demonstrations
Book at the Royal Toowoomba Show

 

 

May

Thursday 9 May

Trashion Mothers’ Day Parade
5:30-7:00pm – Grand Central Atrium
Tickets limited to 100.
Purchase Tickets Here

Saturday, 25 May

From Script to Stage
live and local sessions from Sydney Writers’ Festival
Empire Theatre, Toowoomba- hosted by local presenters Lizzie Cook-Long and Marianne Buchanan

 

June

Thursday, 6 June

Queensland Day Breakfast
hosted by Kim Cahill (KC Strategic Media Services) with Word Fest Toowoomba launch of new author and book – unveiling special Toowoomba

 

Thursday, 6 June

Literary Lunch 
12noon – 2pm at the Masonic Lodge, 58 Neil Street Toowoomba
Guest Speaker:  Susan Leal, author of The Watchful Wife
Tickets:  48pp which includes a delicious 2 course meal and a glass of wine
There will also be a lucky door prize, Fibbers competition and literary quiz

 

Saturday, 8 June

Author Expo 
9:30am – 2:15pm at the Community meeting rooms, level 2 Toowoomba Regional Council Library
A feast of workshops covering a variety of literary topics that will get your creative juices flowing!
$12 per session

 

Be sure to watch for the event details on our Social Media and Facebook page, and mark your calendar for these exciting events. We can’t wait to see you there and hear all the amazing stories you have to tell.