Stella Day Out is a one-day literary festival that celebrates and promotes the outstanding contributions of women and non-binary writers to Australian literature.
To mark the festival’s first year, Stella has curated four sessions that will inspire everyone interested in literature and the Stella Prize.
Arts journalist, editor, critic, and poet Thuy On will speak on the festival’s opening panel discussing the current poetry landscape in Australia. Other carefully curated panels will examine graphic novels, non-fiction and the history and importance of the Stella Prize.
Join Eloise Grills, Thuy On, Monica Dux, Jo Case, Sarah Holland-Batt and many more on 9 November at Treasury Theatre (1 Macarthur Place, Melbourne) for what promises to be a memorable day.
The Language of Poetry
Join award-winning poets Thuy On and Lucy Van for an invigorating discussion about the poetry landscape in Australia. Hosted by Nadia Niaz. Book now.
9 November, 10:30am
Talking Graphic Novels
What makes a graphic novel unforgettable? Stella Prize-listed authors Eloise Grills and Mandy Ord will explore the question and leave you with some sound knowledge to use in your own writing. Hosted by Astrid Edwards. Book now.
9 November, 12:15pm
The Stella Prize Story
Interested in literary prizes? Meet some of the Stella Prize founders in this event that promises to inspire future generations of writers and to delve into the future of this beloved prize. With Monica Dux, Jo Case, Christine Gordon and Fiona Sweet. Book now.
9 November, 2:30pm
After The Jaguar
Join the 2023 Stella Prize winner, Sarah Holland-Batt, and host Astrid Edwards as they discuss the stellar poetry collection The Jaguar. Book now.
9 November, 4pm
Stella Day Out will be will be live-streamed. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.