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 inaugural Sorrento Writers Festival starts Thursday April 27 and runs across four days until Sunday April 30, 2023. We hope you will join us.
The Sorrento Writers Festival is a not-for-profit organisation, run by a Committee of Management.
Our ambition is to raise money to support a variety of local literacy and reading initiatives such as Story Dogs, the Mornington Peninsula Foundation, 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:
Director: Corrie Perkin
General Manager: Gianna Totaro
Program Assistant: Coco Carter
Children’s Program: Francesca Carter
Legal Advisor: Peter Inge OAM
Treasurer: John Rundell