Margaret River Readers and Writers

2018 Program



Voyager Estate Main Stage & Writer’s Room

Due to the redevelopment of the Margaret River Cultural Centre, the Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival will be based at Voyager Estate in a once-off celebration of storytelling. Coinciding with the festival’s 10th anniversary and the 40th anniversary of the grapevines at Voyager Estate, we’re sure you’ll enjoy the picturesque surroundings while also making the most of Feature Events and Workshops at other festival venues. It is expected the festival will return to the Margaret River Culture Centre in 2019.

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. During the 3-day festival, Voyager Estate will have sessions running in parallel on two stages – the Main Stage and the Writers’ Room. Your Day Pass or 3 Day Pass includes sessions on both stages as per program below.




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Venue

Voyager Estate Main Stage


Day 1

Fri, 1 June


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The Good Teacher

9:30am-10:30am | Main Stage
Sponsored by: Lions Club of Busselton

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The Art & Science of Aging

11am-12pm | Main Stage
Sponsored by: Shire of Augusta-Margaret River

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A Creative Mind: The Writer’s Life

12pm-1pm | Main Stage
Sponsored by: Sound Pro

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Q&A High School Special: How to change the world

1pm-2pm | Main Stage
Sponsored by: Rotary Club of Margaret River

Peter Greste, Rosie Batty, David Ritter, Andrew Roff & local High School students
FREE EVENT


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In conversation with A.S. Patric

2pm-3pm | Main Stage
Sponsored by: Wonderland Tents & Events

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The Fight to Stop Adani

3:30-4:30pm | Main Stage
Sponsored by: Cape to Cape Explorer Tours



Day 2

Sat, 2 Jun


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The Other Wife

9.30am-10.30am | Main Stage
Sponsored by: Margaret River Bookshop


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On Mother

11am-12pm | Main Stage
Sponsored by: Cape Lodge


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The Twentieth Man

12pm-1pm | Main Stage
Sponsored by: Main Break Travel


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Food for Thought

1pm-2pm | Main Stage
Sponsored by: Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival


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After

2pm-3pm | Main Stage
Sponsored by: Riverglen Chalets


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Karl, The Universe and Everything

3:30pm-4:30pm | Main Stage
Sponsored by: Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association



Day 3

Sun, 3 Jun


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Coffee & Papers

9.30am-10.30am | Main Stage
Sponsored by: West Regional Newspapers

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A Mother’s Story

11am-12pm | Main Stage
Sponsored by: Darby Park

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In and Outside The Prison Walls

12pm-1pm | Main Stage
Sponsored by: Perth Centre of Pen International

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The Importance of Stories

1pm-2pm | Main Stage
Sponsored by: Undalup Association Inc.

Zac Webb
FREE EVENT


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Finding Nevo

2pm-3pm | Main Stage
Sponsored by: Country Arts WA

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Geraldine Brooks In Conversation

3:30pm-4:30pm | Main Stage
Sponsored by: Lotterywest

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Closing event: Questions I’ve Asked Myself

4:30pm-5:30pm
Sponsored by: Post Newspapers



Venue

Voyager Estate Writers’ Room


Day 1

Fri, 1 June


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Twenty Two Years to Life

11am-12pm | Writers’ Room
Sponsored by: Peppermint Brook Cottages


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Winner of the Margaret River Press Short Story Competition

12pm | Writer’s Room
Sponsored by: Margaret River Press


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The Enlightenment of the Grengage Tree

2pm-3pm | Writers’ Room
Sponsored by: Seven Seas Tea


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Imaginarium

3:30pm-4:30pm | Writers’ Room
Sponsored by: Soul Camping



Day 2

Sat, 2 June


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Talking Books

9:30am-10:30am | Writers’ Room
Sponsored by: The River Hotel

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Worth Fighting For

11am-12pm | Writers’ Room
Sponsored by: Margaret’s Forest Holiday Apartments

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Places That Shape Us

12pm-1pm | Writers’ Room
Sponsored by: The Good Olive

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A New Australian

2pm-3pm | Writers’ Room
Sponsored by: Lions Club of Margaret River

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Criminal Minds

3:30pm-4:30pm | Writers’ Room
Sponsored by: Night Harvest Wines


Day 3

Sun, 3 Jun


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The Next Chapter

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


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Always Another Country

12pm-1pm | Writers’ Room
Sponsored by: Adamsons Riverside Accommodation


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Her

2pm-3pm | Writers’ Room
Sponsored by: Margaret River Distilling Co.


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After the War

3:30pm-4:30pm | Writers’ Room
Sponsored by: Riverfresh IGA




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

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Useful information

The 2018 Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival will be based at Voyager Estate in a once-off celebration of storytelling. We’re sure you’ll enjoy the picturesque surroundings while also making the most of Feature Events and Workshops at other festival venues in and around Margaret River.


Festival

Venues

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

Festival Venues


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Program

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.

2018 PROGRAM (PDF)