Tickets are on sale following the release of the program of an inaugural storytelling festival to be held on the South Coast in June.
A line-up of 24 Australian writers will tell their stories at Milton Theatre, Milton Library, the Anglican Church Hall and various other venues across the Milton-Ulladulla district from June 21 to June 23.
Festival director Meredith Jaffé said it will celebrate the sound of words and the use of images to tell stories on pages and in film.
"Writers are coming from across this continent to tell their stories. Some share their love of words through fiction, others by delving into our history, our culture or by casting an eye to our future," she said in a statement.
"Collectively, we will share the joy and passion of words and the tales we weave that make us uniquely Australian."
Accomplished journalists, poets, historians and authors including Leigh Hobbs, John Blay, Jane Caro, Jaclyn Moriarty and Meg Keneally will either host workshops or talks from Friday evening to Sunday morning.
There are four events on Friday and Saturday evening. Bestselling crime writers Michael Robotham, Candice Fox and Christian White celebrate the dark world of crime fiction in Criminal Minds at Milton Theatre.
At Mollymook restaurant, Tallwood Eatery, bestselling authors Natasha Lester and Lauren Chater explore writing historical fiction with a modern resonance in Historical Inspirations.
On Saturday, June 22, adult events will be held at the Anglican Church Hall and Milton Theatre while family events will be held at Milton Library.
Saturday evening closes the festival with a gala dinner at Cupitt's Winery featuring a special in-conversation with cook and food author Maggie Beer AM. Tickets to event have sold out, but a wait list is available at www.storyfest.org.au/waiting-list.
For the full program and tickets visit www.storyfest.org.au.