Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival

Welcome to Australia’s only non-fiction writing festival. Word for Word is a unique annual literary event showcasing non-fiction writing in all its many facets and forms with world-renowned writers, dynamic panel discussions and “in conversation” sessions.

Held in the iconic and multi-award winning Geelong Library & Heritage Centre, the Word for Word National Non-Fiction Festival takes full advantage of this stunning state-of-the-art facility known locally as “The Dome”.

Memoir, biography, journalism, blogs, history, travel, song-writing or poetry – non-fiction writing may take any number of forms. While the format can vary, one factor remains consistent throughout, and that is truth.


This event is proudly supported by the City of Greater Geelong via - 2019-2020 Community Grants Program.


Daily from 20 November 2020 to 22 November 2020

Upcoming dates

20 November 2020, 10:00 AM - 08:30 PM

21 November 2020, 10:00 AM - 08:30 PM

22 November 2020, 10:00 AM - 08:30 PM


  • Geelong Library & Heritage Centre 51 Little Malop Street


  • Adult: $22.00 Day-time session
  • Concession: $18.50 Day-time session
  • Other/More Information: $110.00 Festival Pass: 6 sessions for $110 ($95 conc.)


  • Change room facilities
  • First Aid available
  • Seating/viewing areas
  • Toilets available
  • Undercover areas
  • Wheelchair accessible


Word for Word Festival Administration

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (03) 4201 0500

Associated organisation: Geelong Regional Library Corporation

Website: http://www.wordforwordfestival.com.au/

Page last updated: Friday, 3 January 2020