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Margaret River Young Readers & Writers Festival

The Young Readers & Writers Program tours primary and secondary schools in the two weeks before the main event (22 May – 02 June 2017) and now includes schools in Margaret River, Busselton, Dunsborough, Cowaramup and Augusta.

With thanks to the Rotary Club of Margaret River, Margaret River & Busselton Lions Clubs, Shire of Augusta-Margaret River, City of Busselton and Cowaramup & Dunsborough Lions Clubs for their support of this program which aims to promote the joy of reading from the earliest possible age.



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2017

Participating Writers


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James

Foley

James makes books for courageous kids. He writes and draws, gives talks and runs workshops. He comes from a long line of queuing enthusiasts.
Foley

James


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Abdi

Aden

After fleeing civil war in Somalia, Abdi embarked on an incredible journey that saw him land in Melbourne. He arrived alone, aged 16. Abdi’s is a story of resilience and enduring optimism.
Abdi

Aden


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Tim

Baker

Tim Baker is Australia’s favourite surfing writer, author of many best-selling surfing biographies and collected surf stories.
Tim

Baker



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Sophie

Hardcastle

Sophie Hardcastle’s books include Running like China and Breathing Under Water. She has also written for various magazines and was recently named as one of Triple J’s ’25 Under 25 who are nailing it!’.
Sophie

Hardcastle


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David

Hunt

David Hunt is the author of Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia, which won the 2014 Indie Award for non-fiction and was shortlisted in both the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and Australian Book Industry Awards. True Girt is the sequel.
David

Hunt


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Felice

Arena

One of Australia’s much-loved children’s authors. His books have topped bestseller lists and garnered several awards, including six Australian Children’s Choice Book Awards. His works include the incredibly popular ‘Specky Magee’ series.
Felice

Arena




2016 Young Readers & Writers Program



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