Several times during the school visits organised by Mudgee Readers’ Festival I found myself wishing I’d been exposed to such a program when I was a teenager. Having a school and community supported program in which young people are encouraged to express their ideas and find and nourish their voices, is incredibly valuable.
I so enjoyed being at the festival. I love a festival that is in a contained area where you can reach everything on foot. Mudgee is such a lovely town and the venues were so great.
Thank you for a wonderfully organised and interesting festival, what a huge amount of work and what spectacular results.
The Mudgee Readers’ Festival stood out for me because from the outset, I felt taken care of and valued as a participant. The organisers weren't only very professional but there was a warmth and enthusiasm about them all that made me feel almost like I was hanging out with family.
We had a marvelous time at MRF this year – absolutely wonderful. The speakers were outstanding, we particularly LOVED Summer Land and Roanna Gonsalves, Fiona Wright, Melanie Joosten, Felicity Castagna, Tony Doherty. Absolutely brilliant.
I felt welcomed by everyone involved in the Mudgee Readers’ Festival. I was delighted to find big, committed audiences, passionate about books and ideas. I felt lucky to be part of such a vibrant festival, in a beautiful location.
Thank you for having me. It was a great festival, right from the name (putting readers first) to the warm and generous staff and volunteers, the gorgeous venues, very beautiful accommodation, and the enthusiastic readers.
Thank you for having me there! It's a great festival—well organised, and such enthusiastic and engaged volunteers and readers.
I had such a wonderful time in Mudgee - thank you so much for inviting me. I really enjoyed the weekend and managed to see a lot of the sessions, which was great. It was also the first opportunity I had to talk about all of my books together, which I enjoyed and made some connections I hadn't thought of before. So thank you!
The town of Mudgee is, in itself, a treat. Beautiful surroundings, lovely people, and food as good as the wine, and the wine is really damned good. To add a festival celebrating readers and writers on top of that just makes the entire experience a complete joy. From the wonderfully moderated panels, to the gracious hosts, and luxuriant lodgings - I'm hoping to write more books just so I can be invited back!