Kimberley Writers Festival promises good stories and fun


Want to enjoy a lovely Australian story over a hearty dish or a glass of wine? The Kimberley Writers Festival is going to be held in Kununurra this year. You’re invited to enjoy the art of storytelling from several writers and authors.

The festival will run from September 8 to 10. The opening day will feature a lunch and a cocktail party at night where several writers will tell their stories. The main event is a free chock-a-block program of storytelling on Saturday. However, you have to book tickets through Eventbrite for joining the open night ceremonies.

Guests will get to enjoy another special event on Saturday night. There will be a live concert where Tura New Music – a Perth-based non-profit organization, will perform. You have to reserve the tickets from Kununurra Visitor Centre to watch the program.

The crowd favourite Triple J Tours and Ord Valley Roadhouse Champagne Brunch will take place on Sunday. You have to get a ticket from Eventbrite to listen to readings from the talented writers while cursing the Ord River and soaking in the surrounding stunning natural beauty.

The closing event, Sharing our stories, will take place at 11:45am at the Celebrity Tree Gazebo. The elders of Kununurra will tell their stories to the visitors. The curtain to the festival will be drawn at the same place where the special guests will be given a farewell in original Kununurra style. Both the events are open for all, so you don’t have to worry about the tickets or money.

Kimberley Writers Festival

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Some of the writers who will visit the festival this year and take part in the storytelling are an author and political satirist Ben Pobjie; filmmaker, writer, and performer Karla Hart; Australian best-selling author Fleur McDonald; children’s performer and writer Lucas Proudfoot; Victorian novelist and poet Lia Hills; and more.

Click here to get a full list of the guests invited to join the festival. Get the event calendar and details about each event from Kununurra Festival.

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