Bendigo Writers Festival

This year's program kicks off on Thursday 9 August at beautiful Fortuna Villa, with a "Time Travel" dinner featuring historian Tom Griffiths.

And we finish by Burning Bridges with the brilliantly funny Kitty Flanagan, in the Capital Theatre on Sunday 12 August.

In between - good country, good life, writing wrongs, a cooking demonstration with Tony Tan, crime-starter and poetry-starter workshops, a bevy of international guests including Ann CleevesLemn SissaySarah SentillesMatt Haig and the extraordinary singer songwriter from Norway via Poland, Bente Kahan.

We celebrate greats such as Henry ReynoldsHelen Caldicott and Alex Miller, and we welcome newcomers such as Susi FoxDrew Rooke and Jay Carmichael.There is a range of ticket options for Bendigo Writers Festival.

Some sessions are ONLY available to pass holders. You can buy a pass for Friday, Saturday or Sunday, or a 3-day full Festival pass. These are marked PASS ONLY.

  •      Festival Pass $110 (concession $88)
  •      Friday Pass $40 (concession $32)
  •      Saturday Pass $65 (concession $52)
  •      Sunday Pass $55 (concession $44)

There are also some ticketed events which are NOT included in your festival pass. These are marked TICKET ONLY

  •      QUICK PICKS $15 (concession $12)
  •      FEATURE EVENTS $25 (concession $20)

Some events in Ulumbarra Theatre are EITHER pass or ticket.  These are marked PASS OR TICKET ($15, concession $12)

  • WORKSHOPS $50 (concession $40)
  • TONY TAN COOKING DEMO $50 (no concession)





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  • 9:30AM Fri 10 Aug 2018
  • 10:00AM Sat 11 Aug 2018
  • 10:00AM Sun 12 Aug 2018

The Capital, Ulumbarra Theatre, The Engine Room, LaTrobe Visual Arts Centre and Trades Hall


P: 5434 6100

E: [email protected]

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