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Kimberley Writers Festival Program 2018

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Literary Breakfast
Start the weekend off with a scrumptious buffet breakfast while being entertained by some of our fabulous guest authors.
7th @ 7.30-9.30am @ Kelly’s Bar & Grill, Kununurra Country Club Resort
$35.00 pp. Tickets through Eventbrite

Festival Opening Cocktail Party
Join all of our fabulous guest artists and authors for the official Festival opening on Friday evening. Enjoy a glass of wine, canapés and an introduction to this year’s guests.
7th @ 7.00-10.00pm @ Kununurra School and Community Library
Free event but bookings essential.  Tickets through Eventbrite

The Main Event – in the Library
Throughout the day the Library will be host to a variety of author talks, panel events and storytelling.  See Event Calendar for details.
8th from 9am @ Kununurra School and Community Library.
Free events.  No bookings required.

Saturday Night at the Movies
Popcorn, a glass of wine, a movie and the author available to answer all your questions – best night ever!  Based on the best-selling novel and inspired by a true story, The Land of Five Towers is one of the most-watched movies in Indonesia.  
In Indonesian with subtitles.
8th @ 6.30-8.00pm, Kununurra School and Community Library
$15.00. Tickets through Eventbrite

Literary Brunch on the Ord River
The highlight of the Kimberley Writers Festival, the Triple J Tours and Ord Valley Roadhouse Champagne Brunch Cruise is not to be missed. Cruise down the lower Ord River to Triple J’s Echo Point Camp for a glass of bubbles and brunch before listening to our guests read from their books and tell stories from their lives.
9th Depart 7.15am from Celebrity Tree Park Jetty, Return at 11.30am.
$85 pp.  Bookings essential. Tickets through Eventbrite.

Talking Tucker
Bring a picnic or just come and listen as we talk, show and tell about the riches of this country.  Yarns, experiences, histories – we’ll cover it all!
9th @ 11.45am-1.15pm @ Celebrity Tree Park  
Free Event. 

Children’s Book Week
Many of our fabulous guests will be visiting and working with students across the East Kimberley during the week of 3-7 September. For more information contact the Library on 08 9169 1227.


Event Calendar

Friday 7 September








Literary Breakfast  

Kelly’s Bar and Grill; Kununurra Country Club Resort



Official Opening – Cocktail Party

Enjoy wine, canapes, talk music and laughter. Meet our guests and learn their stories

Kununurra Community and School Library

Free but bookings essential

Saturday 7 September







9.00 am

Getting to Know You
Our Festival guests introduce themselves.

All at Kununurra Community and School Library









9.30 am

Inspiration on the Go!
Fiona Palmer

10.15 am

All hail Megatron: saving the world, page by page
Shane McCarthy

11.00 am

Recipe for Success
Samantha Martin and Anne Crawford


12.45 pm

Tall Tales: never too big or too old for a story
Glenn Swift







1.30 pm

Lessons for Life
Ahmad Fuadi

2.15 pm                           





Fantasy to the farmyard and everything in between
SB (Sasha) Wasley and Fiona Palmer

3.00 pm


The spirit within: links with the animal kingdom

3.45 pm

Open Panel – you ask the questions
Everyone on the couch

6.30-8.00 pm

The Land of Five Towers
Movie Screening and author talk

Ahmad Fuadi


Sunday 9 September







7.15 am – 11.30 am

Ord River Roadhouse and Triple J Tours Champagne Bruch Cruise

Celebrity Tree Boat Ramp


11.45 am

Talking Tucker – the riches of country
Bring a picnic

Celebrity Tree Park



1.00 pm

Official closing
Say good-bye for another year






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