The Road Less Travelled

The Road Less Travelled is a collaboration with the Melbourne City of Literature Office, the Wheeler Centre and a select number of regional and unfunded literary festivals. 

The purpose of this will be to provide the festivals with a highlight event to make money on and build the profile of the Festival.

  • The City of Literature Office will pay for an author, a chair person, their per diems and their travel. (up to $1500)
  • The selected festivals would be required to provide accommodation and arrange recording
  • The Wheeler Centre will host the audio and present on their website at a date post the Festival. 

The Office will also look at any of the direct costs on a case by case basis for the festival for this event to see how we can help.

The aim is to both build sustainability with an injection of income as well as build a profile for your festival by being part of this year-long series, being presented online by the Wheeler Centre  and through you all working in conjunction on your social media to support each other.

The Office and the Wheeler Centre  will work with the Festival in selecting the writer and the host for the program. We will also be theming the series – The Road Less Travelled.  The aim being to film each session and then stream them on the Wheeler Centre website post the event

The process involves a simple EOI for festivals interested in being part of this program. 

The dates of The Road Less Travelled events can be between April 2022 to December 2022

To express your interest please fill this form in. It will take fifteen minutes but does require  a little bit of preparation. The form is unfortunately not saveable.


Go here to apply


This closes 7th of February at 9pm