The Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival

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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 will celebrate 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.

Stories that shape us

The 2018 Festival Program explores the stories that shape our lives and celebrates the importance of literature and storytelling in changing perspectives and creating change.

The festival is multi-dimensional and includes author talks, interviews, Q&A sessions, panel discussions, book signings and the Festival Workshop Series. There are many opportunities for emerging writers and self-published authors, as well as activities to bring stories to life in many forms.

Program and tickets for the 2018 Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival to be released in March 2018.


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