If you are an emerging writer living on the Gold Coast, mark your calendar! Storyfest, in collaboration with Home of the Arts (HOTA), is bringing you a series of workshops providing budding writers the opportunity to come together and share in the love of the written word. 

Partnering with the Gold Coast's premier cultural precinct, HOTA, sees an annual calendar of events come to fruition each year. We are delighted to announce the return of HOTA Reads - a series of local writing workshops that will present aspiring local writers with the opportunity to learn from professionals in a relaxed and supportive environment.

With activations the third Monday of each month, we hope to offer the Gold Coast community a varied programme of events to engage with emerging writers, book lovers and creatives.

Join the first two HOTA Reads events of the year

Open Mic Night

When: Monday 16 May | 5.00pm arrival for 5.30pm start
Where: The Basement HOTA, Home of the Arts

Poets of the Gold Coast, this is your chance to shine! Come along to our open mic night to showcase your own poetry, song, inventive prose, or whatever you feel inspired to do. Everyone is welcome to participate or simply come along and enjoy.

Book your ticket here!

Telling Your Life Story Through Poetry

When: Monday 20 June | 5.00pm arrival for 5.30pm start
Where: The Basement HOTA, Home of the Arts

This poetry masterclass will focus on encouraging writers to tell their stories through the power of poetry. There will be a brief instructional segment followed by active participant writing culminating in performance and filming. Participants will come away with an original audio-visual piece of poetry composed in an entertaining slam poetry style. Open to all ages!

Book your ticket here!

Both sessions are presented by the Somerset Alumni Association.

Mark your calendars now, and join us for some inspiring events that are sure to get your creative juices flowing.

Find out more about HOTA Reads here!