The Young Readers & Writers Program tours primary and secondary schools in the two weeks before the main event 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.
Chris Nixon is an illustrator, designer and creative director based in Perth, Australia. Inspired by the West Coast and classic surf culture with an emphasis on the handmade and crafted, his textured work and direction spreads across a wide range of media.
Deb’s written twenty-five books, won awards for her books, but mostly hopes to be as brave as her characters.
Andrew Frazer is a multidisciplinary artist from Bunbury, WA. Inspired by stories of hope, despair, redemption, pain & forgiveness – Andrew’s narrative based art continues to draw upon these experiences that connect us all through shared stories.
SD Wasley writes young adult fiction in a range of genres including paranormal, mystery and romance. She also writes adult fiction as Sasha Wasley. Her debut novel was published in 2015 through Evernight Teen.
Brendan Ritchie is a writer and filmmaker from Fremantle, WA. In 2015 he published his debut novel, Carousel, and was awarded a PhD in Creative Writing. Carousel has been critically acclaimed and is long listed for the 2016 Gold Inky Award. The sequel, Beyond Carousel, was released to critical acclaim in 2016.