Margaret River
Readers & Writers Festival


01-03 JUNE 2018

Year Round Events

Hear inspiring author talks, support fundraising events
and attend workshops throughout the year.

Photo: Elements Margaret River


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

The 2018


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.

The 2017

Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival

Latest News
February 19, 2018

Join former Greens Leader Christine Milne as she talks about her book AN ACTIVIST LIFE A Readers & Writers Festival Fundraiser In this fascinating memoir, Christine Milne reveals what it means to be a woman in Australian politics, chronicles the fight to save the planet and offers an empowering vision for the future. “A woman, […]
January 4, 2018

Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival (MRRWF) is kick starting the New Year with two stellar events to get the conversation started for its 10th anniversary festival to be held from 01 -03 June this year. Festival Director Kerrie Yabsley said there were some great opportunities coming up for locals to be entertained and inspired […]
November 30, 2017

30 November 2017 Arts Margaret River is gearing up for the 10th anniversary of its annual Readers & Writers Festival to be held on the long weekend from 01-03 June 2018. Following on from this year’s line-up which featured British headliner Michael Palin, the festival plans to showcase another entertaining, thought-provoking and inspiring array of […]
November 30, 2017

30th November 2018 Arts Margret River is pleased to announce the appointment of Kerrie Yabsley for the 2018 Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival. Kerrie will be taking over from Tanya Perdue as Festival Director in the new year. Kerrie has lived in the Margaret River region since 2006 and has always been active in […]



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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