Margaret River Readers and Writers

2019 Program



Voyager Estate Main Stage & Writers’ Room

The Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival will be based at Voyager Estate, we’re sure you’ll enjoy the picturesque surroundings while also making the most of Feature Events and Workshops at other festival venues. It is expected the festival will return to the Margaret River Culture Centre in 2020.

With an array of exciting events to choose from you can buy individual sessions, a Day Pass or a 3 Day Pass to make the most of your festival visit. During the 3-day festival, Voyager Estate will have sessions running in parallel on two stages – the Main Stage and the Writers’ Room. Your Day Pass or 3 Day Pass includes sessions on both stages as per program below.




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Venue

Voyager Estate Main Stage


Day 1

Fri, 3 May


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Kathleen O’Connor of Paris

9:30am-10:30am | Main Stage
Sponsored by: Lions Club of Margaret River

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Man at the Window

11am-12pm | Main Stage
Sponsored by: Margarets Forest Holiday Apartments

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Star-crossed

12pm-1pm | Main Stage
Sponsored by: Cavalcade Desserts & Summerstar Tourist Park

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High School Special: The Future of Us

1pm-2pm | Main Stage
Sponsored by: Lotterywest

Lisa Harvey-Smith
Lisa Walker
Josh Langley
& local High School students
FREE EVENT


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Salt, Sleet and Wild Seas

2pm-3pm | Main Stage
Sponsored by: Fremantle Press

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Anna Funder In Conversation

3:30-4:30pm | Main Stage
Sponsored by: Wonderland Tents and Events

Anna Funder
SOLD OUT



Day 2

Sat, 4 May


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The Great Cave Rescue

9.30am-10.30am | Main Stage
Sponsored by: Margaret River Bookshop

James Massola
SOLD OUT


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Out of the Forest

11am-12pm | Main Stage
Sponsored by: Country Arts WA

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Germaine Greer: On Rape

12pm-1pm | Main Stage
Sponsored by: Arts Margaret River

Germaine Greer
SOLD OUT


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Raise Your Voice

1pm-2pm | Main Stage
Presented by: Perth SLAM
Sponsored by: Lotterywest

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Leunig Live

2:30pm-3:30pm | Main Stage
Sponsored by: South West Development Commission

Michael Leunig
SOLD OUT


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Calling Out the Past

4pm-5pm | Main Stage
Sponsored by: Margaret River Beach Houses



Day 3

Sun, 5 May


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Fatherhood

9.30am-10.30am | Main Stage
Sponsored by: Cape Lodge

William McInnes
SOLD OUT


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Protecting Wild Places with Germaine Greer

11am-12pm | Main Stage
Sponsored by: ABC Radio Perth & ABC Radio South West

Germaine Greer
SOLD OUT


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When Galaxies Collide

12pm-1pm | Main Stage
Sponsored by: Margaret River Hotel

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Margaret River Press Short Story Competition Winners

1pm-2pm | Main Stage
Sponsored by: Margaret River Press

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Taboo

2pm-3pm | Main Stage
Sponsored by: Shepherdson Transport

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Drawing Fire

3:30pm-4:30pm | Main Stage
Sponsored by: Mainbreak Travel

Michael Leunig
SOLD OUT


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Riveting Reads: Closing Event

4:30pm-5:30pm
Sponsored by: Lions Club of Cowaramup



Venue

Voyager Estate Writers’ Room


Day 1

Fri, 3 May


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Mutch More to the Story

9:30am-10:30am | Writers’ Room
Sponsored by: Rotary Club of Margaret River


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Where the wild writers grow

11am-12pm | Writers’ Room
Sponsored by: KSP Writers’Centre


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The Art of Persuasion

12pm-1pm | Writers’ Room
Sponsored by: Peppermint Brook Cottages


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Coming Home

2pm-3pm | Writers’ Room
Sponsored by: Undalup Association


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Anywhere But Here

3:30pm-4:30pm | Writers’ Room
Sponsored by: Lions Club of Busselton



Day 2

Sat, 4 May


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Coffee & Papers

9:30am-10:30am | Writers’ Room
Sponsored by: Augusta Margaret River Mail & Post Newspapers

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Aussie 2.0

11am-12pm | Writers’ Room
Sponsored by: Empire Events

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Seeking Love & Revenge

12pm-1pm | Writers’ Room
Sponsored by: Bunbury Jaguar and Range Rover

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Scrublands

2:30pm-3:30pm | Writers’ Room
Sponsored by: Margaret River Touring Company

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Women of a Certain Age

4pm-5pm | Writers’ Room
Sponsored by: Seven Seas Tea


Day 3

Sun, 5 May


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A Month of Sundays

9:30am-10:30am | Writers’ Room
Sponsored by: Night Harvest Wines & Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association


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Dangerous Ideas About Mothers

11am-12pm | Writers’ Room
Sponsored by: Doral Mineral Sands


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Slice Girls

12pm-1pm | Writers’ Room
Sponsored by: Bettenay’s Margaret River


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Back from off-track

2pm-3pm | Writers’ Room
Sponsored by: Soul Camping & Margaret River Natural Spring Water


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Strange Things in Small Towns

3:30pm-4:30pm | Writers’ Room
Sponsored by: Rosily Wines & Zani Place Artist’s Retreat




Find out about other Events and Talks in the 2019 Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival

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Main Stage & Writer’s Room


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Feature Events


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Local Libraries


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Workshops



Useful information

The 2019 Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival will be based at Voyager Estate for the second year running, in a wonderful celebration of storytelling.


Festival

Venues

For more information about festival venues, please follow the link below.

Festival Venues


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Program

The 2019 Festival Program explores the wild, weird and wonderful.