Meet the

Authors & Presenters


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Rosemary Sayer

Rosemary Sayer is a writer, researcher and former journalist. Her third book More to the story – conversations with refugees was published in 2015 by Margaret River Press.

She is currently undertaking a PhD in life writing at Curtin University. Her research focuses on refugees, collaborative life writing and human rights.

Rosemary is a strong supporter of the writing sector, having served six years on the board of writingWA. She was the founder of the philanthropic group The Literary Lions and is a regular contributor to writers’ festivals in Australia and throughout Asia. She was a founding director of the Hong Kong International Literary Festival and one of the inaugural patrons of the Man Asian Literary Prize.

Rosemary serves on the board of the Edmund Rice Centre, a not for profit organisation that helps people from refugee and other migrant backgrounds as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Voyager Writers Room

Coffee & Papers

Saturday | 4 May | 9:30am

Start your morning with a coffee, the day’s news and hot topics as told by our journalists, festival guests and local icons. Features: Ian Parmenter, Ian Mutch, Rosemary Sayer, Gillian O’Shaughnessy and Chris Hammer.

Presented by: Glynn Greensmith  |  Sponsored by: Augusta Margaret River Mail & Post Newspapers

Cost: $10 or included in Festival pass


Voyager Writers Room

Women of a Certain Age

Saturday | 4 May | 4pm

Join Editors Jodie Moffat and Susan Sullivan, together with contributors Liz Byrski and Sarah Drummond for wonderful stories of identity and survival. Women of a Certain Age is a celebration of getting older and wiser, and becoming more certain of who you are and where you want to be.

Presented by: Rosemary Sayer  |  Sponsored by: Seven Seas Tea

Ticket: $10 or included in Festival Pass 


Voyager Writers Room

A Month of Sundays

Sunday | 5 May | 9:30am

For over ten years, Ros, Adele, Judy and Simone have been in an online book club, but they have never met face to face – until now.  A Month of Sundays by Liz Byrski, reminds us of the joy, the comfort and the occasional challenge we can find in the pages of a book.

Facilitator: Rosemary Sayer   |   Sponsored by: Night Harvest Wines & Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association

Ticket: $10 or included in Festival Pass


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Coffee & Papers

Writers Room
Saturday | 4 May | 9:30am
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Women of a Certain Age

Writers Room
Saturday | 4 May | 4pm
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A Month of Sundays

Writers Room
Sunday | 5 May | 9:30am
BUY TICKETS