Margaret River Readers and Writers

2019 Program


About the

Festival Workshops

For full access to some of the festival’s top writing talents, immerse yourself in the Festival Workshops to gain friendly tips and practical experience, whatever your writing passion may be. Bookings essential.


Festival Workshop

Find Your Creative Mojo

Friday | 3 May | 9:30am-11am

Venue: South Regional TAFE
Sponsored by: South Regional TAFE
Presented by: Josh Langley & Andy Macleod

Based on the book by award-winning author and illustrator Josh Langley, this workshop will teach you to face your fears, overcome procrastination and self-doubt, and to take the first vital steps in uncovering your creative side. Josh and co-host, writer, poet and thinker, Andy Macleod, take you on a fun and insightful journey of creative discovery.

Cost: $50 – Bookings essential


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Josh Langley

Josh Langley

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Andy Macleod

Andy Macleod



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Tabetha Beggs

Tabetha Beggs


Festival Workshop

The Write Resources

Friday | 3 May | 1:30pm-3pm

Venue: South Regional TAFE  |  Sponsor: KSP Writer’s Centre

As the peak body for writing in WA, writingWA along with many other organizations across the State, provide a range of services to support all levels of writers. Join writingWA Chairperson Tabetha Beggs for a hands-on and practical workshop on everything you need to know when getting started.

Cost: $25 – Bookings essential


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Festival Workshop

How To Get Published

Friday | 3 May | 4pm-5pm

Venue: South Regional TAFE  |  Sponsor: Margaret River Press

The Director of Margaret River Press, Caroline Wood, will guide workshop participants through the process of writing a book, including how to make your characters believable and how to get your manuscript published.

Cost: $25 – Bookings essential


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Alan Boyd

Alan Boyd


Festival Workshop

Write to Speak

Saturday | 4 May | 9:30am-11:30am

Venue: South Regional TAFE   |  Sponsor: South Regional TAFE

Join Allan Boyd from Perth SLAM for this annual festival workshop, back by popular demand, where you can discover how to write your story and perform your words with crowd-pleasing confidence. Then, take the stage in the Margies Poetry SLAM on Sunday.

FREE – Bookings essential


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Festival Workshop

Flash Fiction

Saturday | 4 May | 1:30pm-3pm

Venue: South Regional TAFE  |  Sponsor: South Regional TAFE

Flash fiction is the perfect opportunity to build your fiction muscles. With the guidance of author Lisa Walker, start, continue, or complete a piece of short fiction by giving yourself the freedom to discover and strengthen your writer’s voice.

Cost: $50 – Bookings essential


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Lisa Walker

Lisa Walker



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Susan Midalia

Susan Midalia


Festival Workshop

Write Drunk, Edit Sober

Saturday | 4 May | 3pm-5pm

Venue: Swings Taphouse   |  Sponsor: Swings Taphouse

Learn to write free from inhibition, but edit with a clear head in this workshop with Susan Midalia. Whether it’s paring back or embellishing; finding alternative words; or changing perspectives, Susan will guide you towards your best work yet. Wine available for purchase.

Cost: $50 – Bookings essential


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Festival Workshop – CANCELLED

Creating Art with Heart

Sunday | 5 May | 9:30am-11am

Venue: South Regional TAFE   |  Sponsor: South Regional TAFE

Join artist and illustrator Ian Mutch for a fun and hands-on session on creating stories and illustrations with meaning and purpose. Learn tips and techniques on illustration and learn how to use your creativity to communicate a message or idea.

Please note: this workshop has been CANCELLED



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Ian Mutch

Ian Mutch



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