Thank you to everyone who made our 2019 Festival such a dynamic event — full of thoughtful conversations, fun sessions and poignant stories!

Official Festival photographer Amber Creative captured these terrific images of all the 2019 Festival shenanigans.


Our Story

The Mudgee Readers’ Festival celebrates its tenth year in 2019 — a huge achievement for a festival created by a small team of passionate readers, with the first modest events held in Lawson Park. Over the years the Festival has gone from strength to strength, with an exciting line-up of events across our gorgeous town, including MRF Book Club and Bibliotherapy sessions, storytelling events, book and wine matching and, of course, the Long Lazy Lunch.

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— Summer Land, Mudgee Author


Thanks to a key partnership with Mid-Western Regional Council Libraries, the Mudgee Readers’ Festival takes place in the heart of town, with events held in cafés, wineries, restaurants and art spaces across Mudgee — allowing us to showcase the best of our beautiful food and wine region while enjoying great stories and clever conversation.

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Our Mission

At the Mudgee Readers’ Festival, we pride ourselves on creating a dynamic, fun and thought-provoking event. We want our attendees to be an active part of the Festival: engaging with conversations, creating content and sharing ideas with the brilliant writers that we host in Mudgee each August.



of 2017 survey respondents said that the Festival introduced them to new books, authors or genres


street libraries were erected in front yards across Mudgee in 2018 after our Street Library session


Wiradjuri publications have been launched at the Festival


While the Festival has been running sessions for young people since the beginning, in 2018 these events grew into the Mudgee Young Readers’ Festival. Harry Potter trivia, a Street Library session for families, YA Book Swap, Sunday Story-time plus school sessions with bestselling authors are just some of the MYRF events that have wowed our youth audience.

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Get Involved

This event simply could not happen without a dedicated team of volunteers powering the Festival. Each year the efficiency and warmth of our volunteers is noted by attendees. If you love reading, meeting new people and helping your community, then we want to hear from you!

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