Our 2017 festival was jam-packed with books, wine, food, great conversation and fun events. Thank you to the authors, readers, volunteers, local community and visitors who made the Mudgee Readers' Festival such a wonderful weekend! 


Long Lazy Lunch

In researching two acclaimed books of international reportage – My Columbian Death and Running with the Blood God – Matthew Thompson has found himself hiking into bamboo forests to meet Filipino guerrillas, sprinting from Iranian riot police, touring Kosovo with Serb nationalists and much more. His latest book MAYHEM is the blistering account of the life and times of Australia’s most notorious bandit and prisoner, Christopher ‘Badness’ Binse. He talks adventure and mayhem with ABC Western Plains’ Nick Lowther over a long, lazy lunch. 

Long Lazy Lunch

Story Club Showcase

Join master storyteller Ben Jenkins (ABC TV's The Checkout) for a storytelling extravaganza featuring local writers and performers sharing their own hilarious and heartfelt stories. 

Story Club Showcase ›

The Bibliotherapist Will See You Now

Meet Jenn Martin, our expert reader and MRF Bibliotherapist! Jenn will be available to solve your reading issues and prescribe soothing literature throughout the festival. 

Meet the Bibliotherapist