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The Creative Reader Café

Enjoy coffee, tea or lunch made fresh and hang out at the Festival Café and Patio Lounge.

Soak up the sun on beanbags, lounge on sofas and relax the afternoon away with a hot drink or a glass of wine and a good book. Meet friends and family, unwind after dancing, or stop by before heading to a theatre show or performance.

Participate in the Café Book Exchange, help yourself to a book from the shelves, relax and read, and if you’re not finished, take it home! Feel free to bring in and exchange a book you’ve already read and enjoyed, pass it along and keep the love alive, it’s open the whole Festival.

Readings, music and babies and children’s story time and more special events are listed below:




Rock & Rhyme (for ages 0-2 years)

Thursday 23 August 2012

10.15am-10.45am

The Little Top

Normal Rock & Rhyme Programme as per LINC’s scheduled event.



Storytime (for ages 2-5 years)

Friday 24 August 2012

10.15am- 10.45am

The Little Top

National Hour of Reading (for all ages)

Saturday 25 August 2012

10.15am-11.15am

The Little Top

(Friends of the Library and Children’s Book Council of Australia)

Live music by SESSiON

Saturday 25 August, 4pm and 6pm

Sunday 26 August 11am

Creative Reader Cafe, Civic Square

Fakie Wilde, noisy, founder of “Speed Poets” (-highly acclaimed ongoing Brisbane Spoken word event), singer/witer in dozens of projects over the last twenty years, now with his friend Steve d’Avis and local Launceston poets/crazies, kicking off SESSiON in Launceston -the happening new venue where word-text meets music-noise-sound…

Steve d’Avis’ life evolves around drums & songs. He has been actively gigging since 1970. His current work with Fakington Wilde in SESSiON brings all the threads of poetry, jazz & rhythm together in a wonderful tapestry of performance. During the Junction Arts Festival Steve plays alto & recites from his book ‘Avoiding Collisions’.

Live music by James Hunt

Saturday 25 August

5 pm

Creative Reader Cafe, Civic Square

James Hunt is a guitarist/singer/song writer currently attending Launceston College. He has been surounded by music his whole life but only started singing last year due to his high school band (in which he plays guitar) needing a vocalist. James describes his style as a funky mix mix of blues and folk. He hopes you enjoy the music!


Launceston Human Library- 10 minute readings by various Launceston Community Members

Sunday 26 August 2012

10.15am-11.15am

Civic Square