Margaret River Readers and Writers

2017 Program



Margaret River Cultural Centre

The Margaret River Cultural Centre (MRCC) is the heart of this year’s festival. With an array of exciting events to choose from you can buy individual sessions, a Day Pass or a 3 Day Pass to make the most of your festival visit.
On the Saturday and Sunday of the festival, the MRCC will have sessions running in parallel on two stages – the Auditorium and the Writers’ Room. Your Day Pass or 3 Day Pass includes sessions on both stages as per the below program.

DOWNLOAD FULL PROGRAM (PDF- 3MB)
For a guide to what’s on and where please check the Festival Planner.




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Venue

Cultural Centre Auditorium


Day 1

Fri, 2 June


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Breathing Under Water

9:30am-10:30am | MRCC Auditorium
Sponsored by: Triple M


Morning Tea

10:30-11:00 | Cultural Centre

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Love, loss and solitude

11am-12pm | MRCC Auditorium
Sponsored by: Lions Club of Margaret River

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The right to belong

12pm-1pm | MRCC Auditorium
Sponsored by: Lions Club of Busselton


Lunch break

1pm-2pm | Cultural Centre

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Emerging writers share their stories

1pm-2pm | MRCC Auditorium
Sponsored by Seven Seas Tea & Riverfresh IGA

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Sowing seeds, planting a book

2pm-3pm | MRCC Auditorium
Sponsored by: Riverglen Chalets

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Girt by sea: the influence of the oceans

3-4pm | MRCC Auditorium
Sponsored by: Shire of Augusta Margaret River


Afternoon Tea

4pm-4:30pm | Cultural Centre

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Food for thought

4:30pm-5:30pm | MRCC Auditorium
Sponsored by: Margaret River Chauffers



Day 2

Sat, 3 Jun


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Surfing stories from around the world

9.30am-10.30am | MRCC Auditorium
Sponsored by: MRBTA


Morning Tea

10:30-11:00 | Cultural Centre

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Fight Like A Girl

11am-12pm | MRCC Auditorium
Sponsored by: Bettenay’s Margaret River

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A journey from fact to fiction

12pm-1pm | MRCC Auditorium
Sponsored by: South West Development Commission

Robert Drewe
SOLD OUT



Lunch break

1pm-2pm | Cultural Centre

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Margaret River Press Short Story Winners Panel

1pm-2pm | Cultural Centre
Sponsored by: Margaret River Press

The winners of the 2017 Margaret River Press Short Story Competition discuss their writing.

FREE EVENT


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Leadership, imagination & courage

2pm-3pm | MRCC Auditorium
Sponsored by: The West Australian

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True Girt

3pm-4pm | MRCC Auditorium
Sponsored by: The Break Margaret River Beach Houses


Afternoon Tea

4pm-4:30pm | Cultural Centre

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Perfectly imperfect

4:30pm-5:30pm | MRCC Auditorium
Sponsored by: Margarets Forest



Day 3

Sun, 4 Jun


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Coffee & Papers

9.30am-10.30am | MRCC Auditorium
Sponsored by: Dunsborough Lions

Ben O’Shea, Cameron Myles, Ian ParmenterTim Baker and James Foley
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Morning Tea

10:30-11:00 | Cultural Centre

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Faith: embracing life in all its uncertainty

11am-12pm | MRCC Auditorium
Sponsored by: Indijup Spa Resort

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Shining: the story of a lucky man

12pm-1pm | MRCC Auditorium
Sponsored by: Rotary Club of Margaret River


Lunch break

1pm-2pm | Cultural Centre

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Margies Poetry SLAM

1pm-2pm | MRCC Auditorium
Sponsored by: Perth SLAM

Allan Boyd & community participants

FREE EVENT


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Media & politics: truth, lies and influence

2pm-3pm | MRCC Auditorium
Sponsored by: Night Harvest Wines

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Black seeds: agriculture or accident?

3pm-4pm | MRCC Auditorium
Sponsored by: The West Australian Regional Newspapers


Afternoon Tea

4pm-4:30pm | Cultural Centre

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Closing event
The favourite books of the authors

4:30pm-5:30pm | MRCC Auditorium
Sponsored by: Rosily Wines



Venue

Cultural Centre Writers’ Room


Day 2

Sat, 3 June


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On zen, writing and creativity

9:30am-10:30am | MRCC Writers’ Room | Sponsored by: Fremantle Press


Morning Tea

10:30-11:00 | Cultural Centre

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Bloodlines

12pm-1pm | MRCC Writers’ Room | Sponsored by: Margaret River Bookshop


Lunch break

1pm-2pm | Cultural Centre

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Wild Boys

2pm-3pm | MRCC Writers’ Room | Sponsored by: Doral Mineral Sands

Helena Pastor
CANCELLED


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A Chinese Affair

3pm-4pm | MRCC Writers’ Room | Sponsored by: Quality Inn Margaret River



Day 3

Sun, 4 Jun


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Noongar Bush Medicine

09:30am-10:30am | MRCC Writers’ Room | Sponsored by: Adamsons Riverside Accomodation


Morning Tea

10:30-11:00 | Cultural Centre

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Extinctions

11am-12pm | MRCC Writers’ Room | Sponsored by: Cowaramup Lions Club

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The Historian’s Daughter

12pm-1pm | MRCC Writers’ Room | Sponsored by: KSP Writers Centre


Lunch break

1pm-2pm | Cultural Centre

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On the road: travel tales from the U.K. and America by bike.

2pm-3pm | MRCC Writers’ Room | Sponsored by: City of Busselton





Find out about other Events and Talks in the 2017 Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival

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