Margaret River
Readers & Writers Festival

SAVE THE DATES | 14-16 MAY 2021

About the

Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival

Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival brings an array of thought-provoking writers to the region including novelists, journalists, academics and established and emerging storytellers from WA, interstate and overseas.

Next year’s festival will be held from 14-16 May 2021 so save the date now!

Author Talk

In Conversation with Craig Silvey

Join author Craig Silvey on Wednesday 14th October as he shares the story behind his highly anticipated new novel Honeybee.


Coming Soon

Future Tense
Mini Festival

Mark 23 January 2021 in your diary. The Future Tense Mini Festival will feature some of the writers who were due to take part in this year’s festival. Stay tuned for details.


How you can help

support our festival & arts community through Covid-19

Please donate if you can.

Become an Arts Margaret River member.

Purchase books by Australian authors from your local bookshop.

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Latest News
September 9, 2020

Arts Margaret River is on the hunt for a new Festival Director to manage the Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival. The Readers and Writers Festival is the flagship annual literature event of Arts Margaret River and aims to foster a love of literature and the arts within the community. What began as a modest […]
June 2, 2020

Arts Margaret River are pleased to announce it has successfully secured funding for the Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival (MRRWF) for the next three years (2021-2023) through the Regional Events Scheme (RES), which is supported by the State Government through Tourism Western Australia and Royalties for Regions. The news was a welcome relief in […]
March 20, 2020

This week Arts Margaret River have made the inevitable but nonetheless devastating decision to cancel this year’s Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival which was scheduled to run from 15-17 May 2020. In light of current public health advice regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), and non-essential indoor public gatherings of more than 100 people, there is not a feasible way […]
March 2, 2020

Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival (MRRWF), presented by Arts Margaret River, is geared up for an inspiring, intriguing and thought-provoking 3-day event from 15-17 May 2020, featuring Los Angeles-based Australian author Matthew Reilly. The author who has given his readers dragons, hovering cars and ancient wonders, will visit Margaret River to talk about his […]



Thank you to our partners who make the Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival possible.
If your organisation would like to partner with us for our next event, we would love to hear from you.

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