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Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival
03/06/2016 @ 9:00 am - 05/06/2016 @ 5:00 pm
The eighth annual Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival brings to town around 30 authors and as many presenters for a weekend of readings, signings, discussions, debates, performances and much more. Many of the events include food and wine, there are also a range of free events.
The theme for this year is HOME and the festival is now the biggest literary event in regional WA with close to 50 poets, authors, playwrights, journalists, comedians, illustrators, magazine editors, explorers, screen writers and radio hosts taking part.
Guests this year include: Gretel Killeen, Andrew Daddo, Sara Foster (Shallow Breath, Beneath the Shadows) Rosemary Sayer (More to the Story) Loretta Hill (The girl in the steel capped boots) Mark Dapin (Ralph Magazine, King of the Cross) Ray Glickman (Reality) Madelaine Dickie (Troppo) Ann Turner (The lost Swimmer, Out of the Ice), Liz Byrski (In love and War) Natasha Lester (If I should lose you) Dennis Haskell (Cancer as inspiration, Are Elegies love poems), Rachel Robertson (Counting to 1000) and many more.
The popular free family days will also run for the duration of the festival weekend in 2016 offering free literary events for children of all ages.
Ticket prices for the adult festival will remain the same as 2015 with three-day, two-day, one-day and individual event passes available.