Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival

The Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival is the flagship annual literature event of Arts Margaret River. It is the biggest regional literary event in Western Australia and aims to foster a love of literature and the arts within the community.

Each year, the festival brings an array of thought-provoking writers to the region including novelists, journalists, academics and established and emerging storytellers from WA, interstate and overseas.

The Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2018. What began as a modest local project in 2009 has grown to be Western Australia’s largest regional literary festival with a significant youth component that tours schools in the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River and the City of Busselton.

Young Readers & Writers Program

Our Young Readers & Writers Program tours primary and secondary schools bringing our children’s authors into schools to spark creativity, celebrate storytelling and foster a love of reading and writing.

The program runs for two weeks around the main festival in the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River, City of Busselton, Bunbury, Augusta and surrounding areas. The program is proudly supported by Lotterywest, the Rotary Club of Margaret River, Doral Mineral Sands, Margaret River & Cowaramup & Lions Clubs, Shire of Augusta-Margaret River and City of Busselton

Arts Margaret River Incorporated is a not for profit community arts organisation and the creator and presenter of the Margaret River Readers & Writer Festival.

The team is headed up by Sian Baker (Readers & Writers Festival Creative & Festival Director) and includes Jane Kerr (Project Assistant), Michelle Wright (General Manager), Stephanie Kreutzer (Community liasion), Chris Young (Marketing), Trevor Brannan (Finance/Administration) and Ian Smith. 

In addition to the Arts Margaret River team, we have an incredible and dedicated number of part time staff and community volunteers also assist with many tasks.

We could not deliver the festival without them ♥

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