Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival 2022

Busselton Special Edition

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.

Writing Nuanced Characters Workshop with Rashida Murphy

Saturday 14 May at 10.00am – 11.30am

Busselton Library

Join Rashida Murphy in a practical, hands-on workshop on how to make your characters sing, dance and die on the page. Suitable for fiction and memoir writers, this workshop will unpack the wisdom of discarding the obvious and embracing nuance to create believable characters.

Free, registration required

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Poetry Workshop with Maddie Godfrey

Saturday 14 May at 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Dunsborough Library

Seeking a spark of poetic inspiration? Poised to write poems but unsure where to start? Come and enjoy a series of guided writing activities that embrace the early (and often, messy) stages of creativity. Whether you’re hoping to write your first poem or your thousandth, this workshop provides new entry points and techniques to capture your stories. Facilitator Maddie Godfrey is an acclaimed performance poet, author, and educator who teaches poetry workshops in high schools, libraries and universities.

Free, registration required.

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Family Fun Day

Sunday 15 May from 10.00am – 1.00pm

Busselton Foreshore

Come along and join us for a fantastic morning of Free Family Fun with storytelling, crafting workshops and children’s entertainment.
Featuring children’s authors Mark Greenwood, and Frané Lessac, Paint the Cape REaD with Barney the Barn Owl, Ricky Possum plus loads loads more fun and entertainment.
Free, open to all including pet dogs!

Supported by Busselton Library and Busselton Rotary.

Visit the Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival website for the full range of amazing events jam-packed into one weekend!

Check out the full festival lineup