Whitsunday Voices is a youth literature festival hosted by Whitsunday Anglican School in July each year. The inaugural festival was held in 2004 and the event continues to grow in popularity, fast becoming the premier youth literature festival in north Queensland.
Regional schools and the wider community celebrate all things reading and writing when a selection of top Australian authors, illustrators, playwrights, poets, cartoonists, dramaturges and storytellers converge on the Whitsunday Anglican School campus to deliver book talks, performances, workshops and competitions.
Visitors to Whitsunday Voices Celebrations
Over 5000 students, teachers and members of the community participate in the wide variety of events offered on the annual festival program. Some people travel up to 200 kilometres to enjoy the fantastic talent and the warm winter days in Mackay. It’s the perfect environment to inspire literacy in all its forms.