Margaret River
Readers & Writers Festival

03-05 MAY 2019

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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


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.

2018 Authors and Presenters

The 2019


The 2019 festival program explores wild, weird and wonderful stories that expand our horizons, make us laugh, ponder, question and smile. Stay tuned for program and ticket release details.

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Latest News
January 14, 2019

The MRRWF is calling for emerging and established artists to enter its annual Visual Stories Art Competition & Exhibition.
September 27, 2018

Arts Margaret River is set to present another compelling Readers & Writers Festival in 2019 with a new team onboard to deliver an outstanding program of literary brain food. Tanya Perdue, who directed the festival in 2017 and part of 2018, is back on board and will this time take on the role of Creative […]
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’
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 […]



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 2019 event, we would love to hear from you.

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