10–12 August 2018

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The Mudgee Readers' Festival shares the joy of reading each August by hosting a brilliant and diverse bunch of writers – with stories to share – in Mudgee.
Look out for special events throughout the year and subscribe to our newsletter to be among the first to find out what's in store for the readers of Mudgee and beyond!


Upcoming Events


Art Now with Text Classics

Our 2017 exhibition is on tour! If you missed Art Now with Text Classics in August, you can see it now at the Western Plains Cultural Centre in Dubbo until Sunday 28 January. 

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What I Learned from My Mother 

It goes without saying that mothers and daughters share a unique relationship. So what happens when two writers - both mothers and daughters themselves - write about what it means to be a mother? Join Meg Mason, author of You Be Mother, and Lauren Sams, author of She's Having her Baby and Crazy Busy Guilty, for a funny and frank evening about writing, motherhood, and the place where the two intersect.
Hosted by local writer Summer Land, author of Summerlandish: Do As I Say, Not As I Did.
Tickets are $20 each and include a glass of wine upon arrival. Books by these brilliant authors and food by talented chef Pip Sumbak will be available to purchase. 

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SWF Live & Local

We are proud to partner with the Sydney Writers' Festival to stream select events from their 2018 festival direct to Mudgee in early May.  The Sydney Writers' Festival: Live and Local will be beamed into the Town Hall Theatre Friday 4 to Sunday 6 May. 

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I had a lovely time, met some wonderful people, and came home with new lots of new books to read and ideas to think through.

— Elizabeth Allen


' Thank you for putting on a great weekend of reading, education and indulgence.'