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01-03 JUNE 2018

Margaret River
Readers & Writers Festival

STORIES THAT SHAPE US


Stories of love, pain, tragedy and triumph shared over a weekend full of intriguing, inspiring and thought provoking discussion. Thank you to everyone who contributed to make the 2018 festival such a success.






2018 Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival

STORIES THAT SHAPE US

Stories of triumph, tragedy, injustice and love are woven together in one big weekend.


MEET THE AUTHORS AND PRESENTERS






2018 Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival

Festival Workshop Series

DRAWING A STORY
CREATIVE WRITING WITH A. S. PATRIC
WRITING CRIME FICTION
CREATING COMPLEX CHARACTERS
PUBLISHING
WRITE TO SPEAK WITH PERTH SLAM
GLOBAL BOOK DISTRIBUTION
SLAM POETRY

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Free events for the whole family

Festival FREE Events

STORY TELLING TENT
ART WORKSHOPS
LIVE MUSIC
SCULPTURE WALKS
ART MARKETS
FOOD VANS

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Young

Readers & Writers

Festival

Sharing the joy of reading and writing with local students.


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About the

Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival

Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival is the biggest regional literary event in Western Australia. Each year it brings an array of thought-provoking writers to the region including novelists, journalists, academics and established and emerging storytellers from WA, interstate and overseas.


Meet the

Authors

With more than 40 writers, journalists, poets, playwrights, illustrators, photographers and presenters we invite readers to join presenters as we hear stories brought to life in many forms.

Authors and Presenters


The 2018

Program

The 2018 Festival Program explores the stories that shape our lives and celebrates the importance of literature and storytelling in changing perspectives and creating change.

2018 Program

The 2018

Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival

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Latest News


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June 11, 2018

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2018 VISUAL STORIES ART COMPETITION WINNERS: 1st Place: Rika Rouw – ‘They came to Margs’ 2nd – Kashmir Rouw – ‘Jarrah Totemic Head’ 3rd – Ken and Robyn Collins – ‘Encased’

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May 23, 2018

An Interview with Tiffany Hastie – Winner of the South West Prize in the 2018 Margaret River Short Story Competition Your story ‘The Chopping Block’ won the South West Prize in the MR Short Story competition. How did you approach the story from conception through to completion? Were there certain challenges in its execution? A […]

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May 8, 2018

Join celebrated international writers Geraldine Brooks and Assaf Gavron, together with Avner Gvaryahu, Executive Director of Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence – as they provide a deeper understanding of the conflict in a special Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival event.

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April 11, 2018

Entry to the Visual Stories Art Competition Exhibition is now open. This year’s festival theme is ‘Stories that shape us’ and artists are asked to respond to the theme with a 3D artwork in the form of a ‘Story Pole’. Entries will be exhibited at the festival hub in Voyager Estate’s Gardens from 21 May to 3 June. Entries close 10 May.


Our

Partners

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 2018 event, we would love to hear from you.

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