How to navigate the program pages
You can search our program using the search function to the right of this page. You can search by author, event code, venue, day or by specific events such as Big Ideas at RMIT Capitol Theatre, the Keynote Speech, book launches, for example. Each session has a ticketing box at the bottom, which will take you straight to the ticketing for the session you are browsing (unless it is a free event which does not require booking). You can also go straight to our ticketing page by clicking here.
Please note that we have two Paul Kellys appearing in the festival, Paul Kelly the ABC journalist, and Paul Kelly the musician. So if you search for Paul Kelly, you will get events for both men, and will need to ensure you are getting the Paul Kelly you expect.
You can go also go straight to details about:
The keynote speech on Friday 21 August at the Melbourne Town Hall
The alternate keynote speech on Friday 21 August at the Melbourne Town Hall
Big Ideas@RMIT Capitol Theatre
Professional Development workshops, seminars and master classes
The Festival Club for free late night events
Our special events
Songs for Stories: Benefit Concert; a fundraiser for the Indigenous LIterarcy Project featuring Cat Empire, Paul Kelly, Archie Roach and others.
Films, Dinners and Walks
Words & Music at The Toff in Town
Check what sesssions are sold out
You can also download the program in pdf format (4,478kb) by clicking here
You can download the program grid in pdf format by clicking here
Please note that it is in A3 format, so you will have to change your printer settings to print as A3.
Program in pdf format for 21 August
Program in pdf format for 22 August
Program in pdf format for 23 August
Program in pdf format for 27 August
Program in pdf format for 28 August
Program in pdf format for 29 August
Program in pdf format for 30 August
Note that the 24th, 25th and 26th August are schools programs event and everyone is welcome to book for these. Each event is $6 pp. Click on Under 18 for more details.
It's easy to purchase tickets through this site. You can go straight to a session and book from there, by clicking the ticketing link on each page.
Or you can go straight to the ticketing page if you already know your selection - the ticketing link is the image below - click on the image.
We have a shopping cart and we also have a diary function, so you can list all the events you want to go without actually buying tickets (very useful to keep a track of the free events you want to go to also).
We also have a schedule that prints out all the tickets you've bought, for your convenience.
Click through to our box office page or phone our box office on (03) 9999 1199 if you require help.
Please email us or phone us (03) 9645 9244 if you would like a copy of our printed program mailed to you.
Search the 2009 program