One of Australia’s most highly regarded regional literary festivals, the Mildura Writers‘ Festival is a unique celebration of literature and culture. It is held annually in July in the most vibrant of regional cities, on the banks of the Murray in sunny north eastern Victoria.
Invited guests and audience members are encouraged to interact and mingle with one another throughout the festival, sharing their literature experience and spreading ideas. The festival is more than just a celebration of words, it’s an opportunity for audiences to experience something new and different, with many festival-goers returning year after year.
The festival was first held in 1994 and has grown in popularity and influence. Three days full of delicious food, top of the shelf wine and impactful words where Australian and international authors share their stories, knowledge and ideas throughout the festival.
This year’s festival has a loaded programme, twelve sessions held over four days, with something for any kind of writer or literature buff. Listen to readings presented by poets Krissy Kneen and Sam Morely as they divulge their work and give an insight into what it’s like to work as a poet. Gain industry knowledge and join literary agent Jacinta Di Mase, founder of Jacinta di Mase Management, as she answers your burning questions about all things publication and agency-side. Jacinta di Mase Management is a literary agency committed to the creation of quality books that engage, entertain, and inspire. This free session will allow Jacinta to share her wealth of knowledge about how literary agencies work, and aims to show the ins and outs of publishing a book.
Listen to authors Anna Clark and Larissa Behrendt speak to Spiri Tsintiziras about what they are truly enthusiastic about, what gets their hearts racing and how writing serves their passions.
Book your ticket to the festival, or to any of the individual sessions, at the link here. Don’t miss out on experiencing three days of inspirational stories, insightful discussions and influential knowledge.
By Sarah Panther