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.
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.
The weekend is aimed at celebrating literature and providing opportunities for readers and writers to be stimulated, amused and entertained.
~ The Thomas Keneally dinner at Leeuwin Estate has been cancelled and the Sunday morning talk ‘Household Name’ is replaced by international fantasy author Ian Irvine’s ‘Fantasy Home’.
~ The Pantera Pitch on Friday 3rd June is now fully booked.