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  • Sunshine Coast International Readers and Writers Festival

    Coolum Beach

    September 9, 10, 11, 2016

  • Ancient Dreaming Tomorrow's Vision

    Ancient Dreaming Tomorrow's Vision

    Signature Artwork For The Festival by Jandamarra Cadd

Early Bird Tickets On Sale Now


Accommodation Deals

Coolum's beautiful accommodation houses have wholeheartedly supported our inaugural festival with sponsored rooms for our international and national artists and discounted rate deals especially for our festival-goers. Thank you! Here is the list of great room deals:

1) Seachange Coolum Beach: We are offering guests who stay two nights or more 10% discount and three nights 15%. Festival-goers will need to book directly with us on 1800 008 112 or info@seachangecoolumbeach.com.au and quote sunshine coast writers festival to gain the discounts. Regards, Kim and Destry Gourlay. http://www.seachangecoolumbeach.com.au/

2) Coolum Caprice: As a special price for your festival-goers we would like to offer a Stay4Pay 3 special or a 10% discount on stays of more than 1 night. Regards, Kim Cameron. http://www.coolumcaprice.com.au/

3) The Point Coolum Beach: We are happy to offer a 10% discount to festival-goers. Regards, Mark and Jonna. http://thepointcoolum.com.au/

4) Coolum Seaside: We are happy to offer your festival-goers 10% off our Rack Rates. They will need to call us direct on 5455 7200. And quote code IRWF16. Subject to availability. Regards, Murray and Sandie Benson. http://www.coolumseaside.com/

5) Coolum Beach Getaway Resort: We are happy to offer festival-goers discounted rates being: 1 Bedroom Unit 2 nights - $300.00 5 nights - $650.00 7 nights - $693.00; 2 Bedroom Unit 2 nights - $350.00 5 nights - $750.00 7 nights - $903.00; 3 Bedroom Unit 2 nights - $380.00 5 nights - $850.00 7 nights - $1050.00. Regards, Carmel and Murray Noyce. http://www.getawayresort.com.au/

6) Coolum Beach Budget Accommodation: We are happy to offer festival-goers a 15% discount on our standard rates for direct bookings but only if the guest mentions "Readers and Writers Promotion" at the time of booking. Regards, Sue and Alister Coleborn. http://coolummotel.com.au/

7) Coolum at The Beach: Please ring the office for a booking. Festival goers can ask for a 10% discount on any stays of 2 nights or more. Regards, Michelle and Murray Richardson, and Elizabeth Roach. http://www.coolumatthebeach.com.au/

8) Coolum Beach Resort: Please ring the office for discount information. Regards, Sandy and Brett Lyons.  http://www.coolumbeachresort.com/

9) Pandanus Coolum Beach Resort: We are happy to offer festival-goers a 10% discount on rooms but they must mention the festival as their booking reference. Direct phone bookings only. Regards, Neil Harvey and Lisa Joe Kong. http://pandanuscoolumbeach.com.au/

10) Element on Coolum Beach: We are happy to offer 10% discount for festival-goers. When they phone to make a booking they will need to mention the festival for gain the discount. Direct bookings only, minimum 2 nights stay. Regards, Donna and Jim Hinshaw. http://www.elementoncoolumbeach.com.au/


Guest Artists and Speakers

We have a very full list of artists appearing at the festival

The Festival showcases the amazing talents of a huge variety of local, national and international artists.
Renowned writers, performers, musicians, raconteurs, poets, artists all coming to Coolum for the Sunshine Coast Readers and Writers Festival.  See you there! 


Festival Venues

The Festival will feature events at a range of venues at Coolum Beach

Right in the heart of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Festival events will take place in Coolum Civic Centre, Jack Morgan Park (two marquees), Coolum Bowls Club, My Place Restaurant, Coolum Surf Club and Tickle Park with seven venues of entertainment over three nights and two days at the beauiful Coolum Beach - the geographic coastal heart of the Sunshine Coast. 


Partners Sponsors and Supporters

Gold Sponsor - The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Sunshine Coast Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.


Qld CoA Stylised 2LS GREEN
This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland


KCs Fireworks Logo
KC's Fireworks - Gold Sponsor. Established in 1989 in Yandina on the Sunshine Coast, KC’s Fireworks Displays are one of the biggest fireworks companies in Australia boasting awards such as: Best Business (Entertainment) Sunshine Coast Tourism Awards and 3rd place in the Asian World Pyrotechnic Championships in Macau in 2000


Get In Touch

For all festival enquiries please contact our Festival office on 0435 877 617 or email enjoy@sunshinecoastreadersandwritersfestival.com