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For Dear LYF – The Launch of the Literary Youth Festival

  • State Theatre Centre of Western Australia 178 William St Perth, WA, 6000 Australia (map)
 John Kinsella | Image Credit: Poetry Foundation

John Kinsella | Image Credit: Poetry Foundation

Be there for the start of a literary movement.

Featuring a keynote speech from the prolific John Kinsella, readings by featured young writer Somayra Ismailjee, and hosted by festival co-directors Karen Lowry and Maddie Godfrey. Come hear the very first words of a new and exciting festival.

You can tell others that you were there at the very beginning. Do it, for dear LYF!



WHEN: Saturday 8 April, 4.00 – 5.00pm
WHERE: Courtyard, State Theatre Centre of Western Australia



The Literary Youth Festival (LYF) is the first youth-led festival of literature in Western Australia, run by young people in the Literary Youth Festival Planning Subcommittee of National Youth Week. 

LYF seeks to raise the voices of young poets, bloggers, playwrights, graphic novelists, novelists and performers. LYF is about creating more opportunities for young aspiring writers nourishing of a literary movement in WA.

This initiative, like many literary ventures in WA, would not be possible without the tireless work of people within the literary community – along with organisations such as WritingWAThe Centre for Stories and Spoken Word Perth – all of whom are constantly making magic happen in the sometimes literal but always literary sense.

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