Margaret River Readers and Writers

2018 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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Shokoofeh Azar

A Sneak Peek Into Magical Realism

Friday | 1 June | 11am-12pm

Venue: Margaret River Library   |  Sponsor: Temper Temper Fine Chocolates

Magical realism was once the most popular story telling style because people believed that realism was not enough to explain the truth of this world. Join author Shokoofeh Azar as she shares her experiences of using magical realism to reignite culture and add layers of meaning to her stories.


Mohammed Massoud Morsi

Living in the Strange

Friday | 1 June | 3pm-4pm

Venue: Augusta Library/CRC   |   Sponsor: Doral Mineral Sands

Mohammed Massoud Morsi is an author, writer, photographer, journalist, activist, fisherman, diver, defender of hopeless causes and many other things. Join Morsi as he speaks about his journey to Australia from Egypt and what identity means to him.

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Margaret River Press Short Story & Southwest Shorts Competitions

You got to be in it to win it

Saturday | 2 June | 10am-11pm

Venue: Margaret River Library   |  Sponsor: The Nobel Grape
Presented by: Debbie Lee

Come along to meet with the winners of the Margaret River Press Short Story Competition and the Southwest Shorts Competition. This session will look at first hand experiences of emerging authors and why entering competitions is a valuable way to get a foot into the door of the publishing world.

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Useful information

Voyager Estate is the main venue for the 2018 Readers and Writers Festival. Many of our exciting feature events and workshops are held at a number of different locations in and around Margaret River.



For more information about festival venues, please click on the link below.

Festival Venues

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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.

Find out about other Events and Talks in the 2018 Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival

Main Stage & Writers Room

Feature Events