The eighth annual Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival will run over three days June 3-5 this year. Close to 50 authors, poets, playwrights, musicians, explorers and comedians will descend upon the town to present talks, readings, recitals, panel discussions and workshops. The headline author Thomas Keneally will also feature in a formal dinner at Leeuwin Estate on Saturday, June 4. The weekend is aimed at celebrating literature and providing opportunities for readers and writers to be stimulated, amused and entertained.
Whether you are a die-hard fan who stays in the cultural centre all festival and doesn’t miss a talk – or a mix-and-match festival goer who samples a selection of literary events while taking in the experiences of the region – there is something in the program to fit in with everyone’s long weekend plans. If you choose to, you can stay and eat and listen for three days, only going home for a sleep OR you can catch a few talks at the cultural centre, hear a talk at a café, bookshop or the beach, dress up for a formal dinner or two, or dress down; have a pizza and watch a one-woman play.
Throughout the three days there is also the festival art exhibition on display, the famous $1 book stall, complimentary tea and coffee and many like-minded book lovers to mingle with and get to know.
Free children’s literary activities also run all weekend 10am -3pm in the Cultural Centre’s Kids Zone. Stories will be read to them, they can make paper art, learn how to draw and follow maps on a treasure hunt, learn how to collect and preserve stamps, colour in, write stories…. and so much more – so bring them along too and share your passion for literary festivals by immersing them in one of the best.
The Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival 2016 will take place from June 3 – 5, 2016 in various venues in Margaret River.
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