12th, 13th & 14th October, 2018

Ignite Your Mind Burdekin Readers and Writers Festival 2018 is starting to take shape and planning is well in hand to ensure that festival number four, on October 12th, 13th & 14th, will surpass the standard set in previous years.


As with past festivals Friday’s program will centre around children; from toddlers in kindergarten through to students attending High School, all who attend will have the opportunity to connect with writers and learn the inside stories of their books.  A rare experience for kids in regional areas and one many of us wish we had been afforded at their age.

Over the weekend event attendees will be offered a smorgasbord of Literary talent from which to choose, with a stellar cast of high profile, award winning Australian authors chatting about their works.


It will be a weekend of insight, information, education and entertainment but most of all ENJOYMENT!!!

Authors Coming to Our 2018 Festival

Holly Wainwright

Fiona McCallum

Tess Woods

David Hunt

Caroline Overington

Stephen Roche

Chris Masters

Natasha Lester

Warren Mundine

Allison Tait

Robert Drewe

Melina Marchetta

Jacqueline Harvey

Michael Bauer

Oliver Phommavanh

Shannon Horsfall

Jay Laga'aia

Emeritus Professor Roland Sussex


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We hope you can join us this October!