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Welcome To Lit Live

Prepare for a unique experience, full of exploration and imagination.

Lit Live is a simple concept:

We take a memorable and diverse selection of international stories and pair them with brilliant performers.

But what makes this straightforward idea so special is the beautiful alchemy of language and the rollercoaster of emotions that well-told stories can take you on. Stories can inspire, provoke and entertain.

You can be transported across the world to places and times both familiar and strange, and be entranced by the funny, tragic, silly and sublime.

Produced and presented by actor Sarah McNeill, each literary performance of Lit Live is carefully crafted around a theme and often includes live musicians. Lit Live also produces theatrical shows and play readings and does storytelling for children's events

Lit Live performs at:


*Art galleries

*Book stores

*Literary events

​*Literature festivals​

*Private and corporate events

It is a uniquely shared experience.

Lit Live is proudly sponsored by JUNIPER WINES

Call producer Sarah McNeill to discuss your next event.

“Stories change us, within and without. They ask us to question our world, our history, and ourselves.”

"I have laughed, been surprised and even got a bit teary, but always stayed absolutely enthralled..."


Upcoming Events

  • Lit Live@Lit Centre: Behind the Walls
    01 Sept, 6:30 pm – 02 Sept, 7:30 pm
    Fremantle, Knutsford St &, Hampton Rd, Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
    Behind the walls of the old Fremantle Prison, Lit Live embarks on a journey of powerful and emotional stories about restraint and escape, being held captive and being set free.
  • Janet Millett: A Life in Barladong
    30 Sept, 7:00 pm – 01 Oct, 7:00 pm
    York, York WA 6302, Australia
    This year marks the 150th anniversary of Janet Millett's best selling book, An Australian Parsonage. York Festival celebrates with a theatre performance using extracts from her 1872 memoir diary.


Producer and Presenter Sarah McNeill

Sarah McNeill is an actor, storyteller, MC, facilitator and interviewer.

Sarah has appeared on stage and in film and television. As the producer of Lit Live, she creates the opportunity for great storytellers and lovers of good stories to come together, relax and enjoy the art of great literature, for the pleasure of a uniquely shared experience.

Each Lit Live event is created around a theme, and then finding the best stories from around the world and pairing them with the best storytellers and musicians.

Sarah also runs storytelling events for children.

Sarah is also an MC for corporate, arts and literary events, and facilitates author events. Authors she has shared the stage with include William McInnes, Tim Winton, Brenda Walker, Kim Scott and Liz Byrski.


Contact Us

Contact Lit Live for information about a spoken word performance for your next event.

If you have a favourite story or author that you'd love to hear read aloud, let us know. 

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