Margaret River Readers and Writers

2017 Program

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Local Libraries

Enjoy free events at local libraries in Margaret River and Augusta as part of this year’s festival.


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Sophie Hardcastle

Moving Memoirs

Saturday | 03 June | 12pm-1.30pm

Venue: Margaret River Library    Sponsor: The Noble Grape

Sophie Hardcastle provides tips and tricks on the process of writing a page-turning memoir. Be guided through the process of writing your memoir with focus, structure and confidence by a talented emerging Australian writer. Sophie’s own memoir, Running like China, is a brave, honest and unforgettable story.


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Alistair McGuinness

End to End: John O’Groats, Broken Spokes and a Dog called Gretna

Friday | 2 June | 12pm-1pm

Venue: Augusta Library    Sponsor: Sumerstar Tourist Parks

To cycle 890 miles, from one end of Britain to another Alistair had only had eight weeks to prepare, rarely cycled and didn’t own a bike. Join this Busselton-based author as he describes the tales that led to his book End to End.


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Useful information

The Margaret River Cultural Centre is the main venue for the Readers and Writers Festival. Our exciting feature events and workshops are held at a number of locations in and around Margaret River.



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The 2017 Festival Program explores the art of storytelling in many forms and illustrates the importance of literature, discussion and critical thinking in shaping lives and perspectives.

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