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.
Arts Margaret River Team
Arts Margaret River office staff includes Andrew Frith (General Manager), Stephanie Kreutzer (Marketing Manager – part-time), Kaye Campbell (Finance & Administration Manager – part-time), Tanya Perdue (Readers & Writers Festival Creative Director – part-time), Michelle Wright (Readers & Writers Festival Event Manager – part-time), Ian Smith (Volunteer Coordinator – part-time) and Daniela Tommasi (Website). A large, dedicated number of volunteers also assist with many tasks.