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Bathurst Writers' & Readers' Festival

Bathurst Writers’ & Readers’ Festival, May 20 – 26, 2024

This year we present over 30 events across seven days making it our biggest festival ever!

Some things have changed for 2024 from previous years. Almost all sessions now have a small ticket price of just $10 (cheaper for BMEC Members) as we simply cannot afford to continue to run this as a free festival. We have a couple of free sessions including the Official Opening on the Friday night. We are offering a Multipack option when you book for 5 or more events at once – save 10%. BMEC Members automatically receive a 20% discount regardless of how many sessions are booked, so consider becoming a BMEC Member to receive all sorts of benefits.

   

BMEC Members can access a Festival Pass for $120 which gives them access to all sessions (excluding live performances and workshops). Call or visit the Box Office to purchase this.

Bookings are required for all sessions and we ask that you plan and book ahead to avoid missing out as capacity is limited especially for those at the Bathurst Library. The Box Office will be open throughout the Festival so if you spontaneously decide to attend a session you can.

Bathurst Writers’ & Readers’ Festival is produced by BMEC through our Local Stages program with the invaluable collaboration of volunteer Jen Barry, Arts OutWest, Bathurst Library, Books Plus Bathurst and Sydney Writers’ Festival.

Tuesday 21 May 2024 Bathurst Writers' & Readers' Festival

Human Library

Tuesday 21 - Wednesday 22 May 2024 Shake & Stir Theatre Co

Fourteen

By Shannon Molloy, Adapted by Shake & Stir with Shannon Molloy
Thursday 23 May 2024 BMEC Education 2024

Sharp Short Story

Thursday 23 May 2024 A Sydney Writers’ Festival Live & Local Livestream event

Fantastical Worlds

Garth Nix, Shelley Parker-Chan, Samantha Shannon hosted by Aimée Lindorff
Friday 24 May 2024 A Sydney Writers’ Festival Live & Local Livestream event

The War on Journalists

Julian Borger, John Lyons, Alisa Sopova and Anastasia Taylor-Lind. Hosted by Hamish Macdonald
Friday 24 May 2024 A Sydney Writers’ Festival Live & Local Livestream event

Feminist
Firebrands

Sisonke Msimang, Hannah Ferguson and Jennifer Robinson. Hosted by Jo Dyer
Friday 24 May 2024 A Sydney Writers’ Festival Live & Local Livestream event

Queerstories

Maeve Marsden, J.M. Field, George Haddad, Bebe Oliver, K Patrick and Samantha Shannon
Saturday 25 May 2024 A Sydney Writers’ Festival Live & Local Livestream event

Bringing the
Past to Life

Francesca de Tores, Mirandi Riwoe and Abraham Verghese
Sunday 26 May 2024 A Sydney Writers’ Festival Live & Local Livestream event

Play Like a Girl

Chloe Dalton, Anna Meares and Jana Pittman hosted by Tracey Holmes
Sunday 26 May 2024 Bathurst Writers' & Readers' Festival

Kickstarting Your Creative Drive

Creative Writing Workshop with Kim Kelly
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