A stellar line up of international and Australian talent head to Margaret River for the 16th annual Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival from 17-19 May 2024.

This year we are hosting a program of intimate special events featuring highlight dinner and breakfast events in Margaret River and Busselton to showcase the work of these incredible storytellers.

Official Festival Launch 

Friday 17 May – 6.30pm – 8.45pm (7.30pm showtime)

Join us for the official launch of the Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival 2024 hosted by entertainer and national treasure Wendy Harmer.
Enjoy a selection of Clairault Streicker wines and delicious canapés to the sounds of Radio Margaret River, followed by our Welcome to Country from Undalup Association, official addresses and welcome keynote talk from guest international author, Andrew O’Hagan.

Tickets $50
Nala Bardip Mia – Main Stage
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Dinner with Professor A.C. Grayling 

Saturday 18 May 2024 – 6.00pm – 10.00pm

Professor A.C. Graylingis the rock star of British philosophy known for his work in philosophy, history of ideas, human rights and ethics. As an author, he has spent a lifetime thinking and writing about the great Socratic question, ‘How should one live?’, written and edited over 30 books and is globally renowned for his profound insights into literature, philosophy, and the arts. 

Join Professor A.C. Grayling for this intimate in-conversation dinner event exploring the themes of his books, how philosophy should take an active and useful role in society and its place in history

Includes 3 course dinner and welcome drink 
Book sales and signing before dinner 
Tickets: $150 
Voyager Estate

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Dinner with Holly Ringland 

Saturday 18 May 2024 – 6.30pm – 10.00pm

Holly Ringland is an award-winning and internationally best-selling author, a natural storyteller, and TV presenter. Holly’s debut novel, The Lost Flowers of Alice Hartis currently streaming globally on Amazon Prime starring Sigourney Weaver and her second novel, The Seven Skins of Esther Wilding which became an instant national bestseller. Holly has recently published her first non-fiction title, The House That Joy Built, which explores how we can overcome fear to create. Join Holly for this intimate dinner in-conversation event that pulls back the curtains on her beloved characters, their interconnecting, expansive, magical worlds and the pleasure and power of giving ourselves the permission to create. Holly will be joined in conversation by fellow author and TV presenter, Julia Baird 

Includes 3 course dinner and welcome drink 
Book sales and signing before dinner 
Tickets: $110 
Shelter Brewing

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Breakfast with William McInnes & Wendy HarmerSOLD OUT

Sunday 19 May – 9.00am – 11.00am

William McInnes is one of Australia’s most popular writers and actors, a beloved face on our screens known for his leading roles in Blue Heelers,SeaChange, Total Control and The Newsreaderand is currently starring in NCIS Sydney on Paramount+. His latest book Yeah, Nah!Is a collection ofhilarious memories and moments inspired by Australia’s way with words and boy, does he have some stories to tell. Join William in conversation with fellow author, stand-up comedian and national television host, Wendy Harmer. Is there a better way to start your Sunday? We think not! 

Includes light breakfast, tea & coffee, welcome mimosa. 
Book sales and signings before and after breakfast 
Tickets $50
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