WriteFest 2017

Encompassing book chats, panel discussions, a literary-inspired exhibition, and a variety of workshops from songwriting to memoir, transmedia narratives to historic fiction, WriteFest is for everyone who loves a story. Whether you’re a reader, a sometimes-writer or emerging author, the WriteFest program provides opportunities for entertainment, learning and networking. Find the details about each activity, workshop and session in the table below.

No lunch time catering will be provided.  To have your lunch delivered please pre-order & pay online.  ALOWISHUS delicious – lunch order

Latest WriteFest articles

A Memoir of Two Lives, One Heart

There are many reasons people write memoir. Journeys of fame, adventure and soul-searching are common topics of the memoir genre. Evie Rae writes for a promise. A Gin Gin local, Evie promised her ailing husband, Rob, that she would finish his memoir. Rob passed away last year and her motivation has led her to WriteFest’s memoir writing workshop. ‘He tried …

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Download the WriteFest Program!

We’re very excited to launch our 2017 WriteFest program! We’re bringing 8 exceptional Australian authors, storytellers and writing professionals to our beautiful region for this year’s event. WriteFest 2017: scintillating conversations, intensive workshops, literary inspirations This year we are trialling a new event format. On Saturday 7th October the event will begin with a keynote address from author, teacher, novelist and …

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Meet the WriteFest presenters!

Arnold Zable is an acclaimed writer, novelist and human rights advocate. His books include Jewels and Ashes, Cafe Scheherazade, The Fig Tree, Scraps of Heaven, Sea of Many Returns, Violin Lessons, and most recently, The Fighter, which has been short listed in the Victorian and NSW Premiers awards. He is the author of numerous essays, columns, features, stories, and works …

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WriteFest – what people said

“Opportunities such as this for writers in regional areas are often quite difficult to access. So to have it so close to where I live has been wonderful. For me, it is certainly worth the two hour drive every year. I believe that Writefest also has a different ‘flavour’ to that of bigger conferences held in the capital cities. Its …

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