It was writer, Nick Earls’ twitter feed that got us to the Burdekin. The tweet, which appeared in his timeline in about April, said something like this:
“It’s confirmed! Going to the Burdekin Readers and Writers Festival. Ignite your mind!”

We travelled from NSW to attend the Burdekin Readers and Writers Festival, and found it well worth the trip. We thoroughly enjoyed interacting with the impressive line-up of Australian authors, through interviews, panels, and even some shared meals – all in a friendly, relaxed environment. The people of the Burdekin have made this festival unique by infusing it with their own brand of hospitality and their immense enthusiasm for books and writing. We would highly recommend the event as a both a window into a fascinating region and a boost to your creative life.

Ruth Armstrong, Sydney
Helen Fielder-Gill, Newcastle

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“From the start, the team behind the Ignite Your Mind Burdekin Readers and Writers Festival have got a great deal right. At the first festival, attending writers were unanimous in feeling that this was a festival that was well organised and running smoothly, with none of the usual challenges of a festival finding its feet. The second festival continued the high standard.”

Nick Earls – Contributing Author

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‘Ignite Your Mind 2015 was a fabulous festival to be a part of. This was a ‘readers festival’ in the truest sense, with a fascinating weekend program that included a mix of well-known authors as well as great entertainment. The intimacy of the event allowed a level of contact between writers and readers not possible at larger festivals and of course the famed Burdekin hospitality added to an unforgettable experience.’
Nicole Alexander – 2015 Contributing Author

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