The Festival Story
The Sorrento Writers Festival is a not-for-profit cultural and community organisation festival that brings year-round literary events, discussions and talks to Sorrento and the wider Mornington Peninsula community.
We have a long-term commitment to improve literacy, enhance learning and provide a safe, stimulating and mutually-respectful environment in which to discuss ideas. We want more children reading books. We want them to experience the joys of storytelling and the potential of their imaginations. We want older folk to be excited and engaged.
The Festival celebrates its deep First Nations history, its European settler influence, and its contemporary role as one of Victoria’s most beautiful coastal villages.
The second Sorrento Writers Festival starts Thursday April 25 at 1pm and runs across four days until Sunday April 28, 2024. We hope you will join us.
The Sorrento Writers Festival is a not-for-profit organisation, run by a Committee of Management. The Sorrento Writers Festival has DGR status ands quickly become one of the jewels in Victoria’s cultural crown.
Our ambition is to raise money to support a variety of local literacy and reading initiatives such as the Mornington Peninsula Foundation, the Portsea Camp, the Sorrento Primary School and St Joseph’s Primary School libraries, and via our own Sorrento Library which, one day, we hope to create.
The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG
Professor Marcia Langton AO
Marigold, Lady Southey AC
David Williamson AO
Committee of Management:
President: Peter Inge OAM
Festival Director: Corrie Perkin
Treasurer: Narelle Cormack