Bendigo Writers Festival

Things to do, Literary events
Bendigo Writers Festival
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The Bendigo Writers Festival is perfect for anyone who likes to read, write or be a part of fascinating discussions

Since 2012 the Bendigo Writers Festival has been the go-to event for the region's avid readers and writers. Primarily located in the city's View Street arts precinct, the festival has events all over the city – everything from talks to storytelling sessions and debates. 

In previous years the festival has been graced by literary names such as John Marsden, Richard Flanagan, Jenny Valentish and Clementine Ford. There's also a healthy dose of comedy and satire at the festival with past guests including Bryan Dawe, John Safran and Judy Horacek.

Accompanying the writers festival is the Write On Fringe Festival which takes everything you love about reading and writing and turns up the creativity. Situated at Bendigo Library the event hosts everything from blogging workshops from songwriting classes.