Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival and the City of Busselton are delighted to announce the Busselton Special Edition, a new satellite event program that is an exciting new part of the Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival over the festival weekend of 14 and 15 May 2022. The Busselton Special Edition brings a celebration of storytelling to Busselton featuring a dazzling selection of novelists, journalists and big thinkers, shining a light on our incredible Western Australian literary talent.

Busselton Special Edition offers a program of FREE and LOW-COST readers and writer events featuring author “In Conversation” talks, a FREE writers networking event (registrations required) and a highlight “In Conversation” dinner event hosted at the festival hub, Shelter Brewing on Foreshore Parade.

For those  wanting to flex their writing skills and get creative, a program of FREE writers’ workshops will be hosted in partnership with Busselton and Dunsborough libraries over the weekend which will be free and open to all (registrations required).

For children and families, Sunday 15 May will be a morning of free family fun featuring children’s storytelling, craft sessions and creative and illustration drawing sessions for all ages, hosted at the Busselton Foreshore Amphitheatre and Shelter Brewing lounge. Parents are welcome, so come and grab a coffee and join in the excitement.

All events are hosted in partnership with City of Busselton, Shelter Brewing – the festival hub, City of Busselton Libraries and Dymocks Bookshop.

Mayor Grant Henley said, “The City of Busselton is delighted to support the inclusion of the Busselton Special Edition in the ever popular Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival”

“We’re looking forward to seeing the exciting program unfold in some of our most popular venues. This important literary event continues to grow and offer a variety of literary art to our schools and community.”

Sian Baker, Festival Director of Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival said, “We are hugely excited to bring our incredible program of low cost and free literary events to the local Busselton community and we are incredibly grateful to the City of Busselton, Shelter Brewing and Dymocks for their support and enthusiasm”.

Busselton Special Edition will be operating a COVID SAFE Policy. All guests are required to scan in using SAFEWA or SERVICE WA Apps at all venues and show their Vaccination Certificate to staff to be allowed entry. Masks are required for all indoor events and hand sanitiser will be provided. All participating authors, presenters, partners, staff and volunteers are double vaccinated. More information

Full program and tickets on sale from Monday 28 March 2022 at 10am.

Busselton Special Edition is proudly supported by City of Busselton.


Busselton Special Edition is proudly supported by:

Cob libraries