Photo: Hamish Brown

Now in its seventh year, the Bendigo Writers Festival will ­­­­­­­welcome more than 150 writers to the event from the 10 - 12 August 2018.

Held over three days, the event is hosted across six different venues, with numerous well-known, international guests participating in a range of sessions and workshops covering the depth and breadth of writing.

Visitors to the festival include street-farm pioneer Michael Ableman, best-selling creator of Vera and Shetland Ann Cleeves, Investigative Journalist Carey Gillam, novelist and essayist Matt Haig, among many others.

Feature sessions include:

  • Festival Friday Night in Ulumbarra Theatre - Let’s Get Curious with Benjamin Law, Ann Cleeves, Gareth Evans, Morris Gleitzman and Jenny Graves

  • Festival Saturday Night in Ulumbarra Theatre – A Woman’s Place with Lindy Burns, Timmah Ball, Nadia Jamal, Sarah Sentilles and Tracey Spicer

  • Festival Closing Event – Bridge Burning with Kitty Flanagan

Other guests to the festival include Michael Brissenden, Helen Caldicott, Tim Costello, Robyn Davidson, Bryan Dawe, Ben Doherty, Cordelia Fine, John Flanagan, Andrew Hansen and Jessica Roberts, Alannah Hill, SofieLaguna, Jeanine Leane, Emily Maguire, Lorraine Marwood, Alex Miller, Bruce Pascoe, Henry Reynolds, Michael Robotham, Drew Rooke, Michelle Scott Tucker, Chloe Shorten, Charlotte Wood, Ellen van Neerven, among many others.

For a full list of events and activities being held over the three days, check out the available festival passes on their website here.


Bendigo Writer Festival

Dates: 10 -12 August 2018

Location: multiple locations – see website for details

Times: various times – see website for details

Bendigo Writers Festival Website