Bathurst Writers' & Readers' Festival

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In 2015 Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre created the Bathurst Writers’ Festival as part of the presentation of the Sydney Writers’ Festival Live and Local streamed sessions. To deliver the festival BMEC partnered with local independent bookstore Books Plus.

In 2017 we are working on bringing the Bathurst community another great Writers' & Readers' Festival which will be held from 26 - 28 May. Enjoy 3 days of Live and Local streamed sessions from the 2017 Sydney Writer's Festival featuring a host of International and Australian Writers alongside local events. Local events include: The Great Festival Read - Bathurst's own Big Book Club and discussion (Book title to be announced in March 2017), Poetry Slam, Writing workshops for teenagers and more.
Festival program will be available in April 2017.

For images from May 2016 - check out our Facebook Album 

If you attended the festival - we would love your feedback. Please complete a short survey here.

We are grateful to our financial supporters and creative partners. If you are interested in supporting the festival please contact us!



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Sydney Writers Festival is supported by 

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This project has been assisted by the Australian government through the Ministry for the Arts’ Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund