Dunkeld Writers Festival 2023 Line Up Announced

Dunkeld Writers Festival Line Up Announced

The second annual Dunkeld Writers Festival will bring some of Australia’s best- known literary personalities to the Southern Grampians, from August 17 – 20.

The Festival will see a range of themed sessions, with over 20 writers entertaining, conversing with, inspiring and educating visitors in a collection of venues in Dunkeld. This year, the program has been extended to include a children’s stream, an opportunity to visit some iconic Western Victorian homesteads and gardens with ABC presenter and author, Michael McCoy and a wider range of sessions.

Highlights planned include: the James Dawson Oration by Professor Marcia Langton, one of the prominent voices on First Nations people and Indigenous culture, chaired by Barry Jones; book launches by Mark Brandi, Margaret Hickey and Garry Disher; a sports themed session with Samantha Lane and Gideon Haigh and a Friday Night Book Club with Marieke Hardy and Michael Williams.

“After a successful inaugural event last year, thanks to an enthusiastic committee and some generous sponsors and community volunteers, we’re bringing the Festival back for 2023” said Chair of the Dunkeld Writers Festival Committee, Mary-Ann Brown.

“We hope to see many visitors to Dunkeld at this traditionally quiet time of year, to not only enjoy the festival, but explore the attractions of the area, from the mountain walks to galleries to the great food and wine.” she added.

Festival tickets start from $30 per session, with a range of weekend passes available. Full program and tickets are now available by visiting www.dunkeldwritersfestival.com.au

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