Aug
17
4:00 PM16:00

Australian Poetry Slam: Mudgee Heat

The Stables, free

Ignite the mic and set the stage alight in Australian Poetry Slam 2019! Are you the next Australian Poetry Slam Champion or a keen punter ready to cheer?

Join Australian Poetry Slam at Mudgee Readers’ Festival for some red-hot wordsmithing. The top-two poets will get the chance to perform at the NSW State Final in Sydney! Jump on the mic for 2 minutes or just put your bum on a seat and be inspired! For full rules and details visit the APS website.

Australian Poetry Slam is a live literary performance program where the audience decides the champion. With a nationwide round of 60 heats, the best slammers will perform for the chance to win the Australian Poetry Slam National Final at Sydney Opera House as part of Story-Fest. The ultimate prize? An all expenses paid international tour, performing at Byron Writers Festival, Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, Singapore Writers Festival, Hong Kong International Literary Festival, Banff Arts Centre and Blue Metropolis Festival.

To sign up for the competition email info@mudgeereaders.com or sign up in person half an hour before the event at the venue. This heat will be hosted by Miles Merrill.

Presented in partnership with Australian Poetry Slam and Mid-Western Regional Youth Council.

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Aug
17
1:30 PM13:30

Silent Reading Party

Mudgee Library, free, no bookings

Attention YA readers! Bring your book and settle in for a communal reading experience. Will Kostakis and Rawah Arja will host this silent reading party and at the end of the party chat with you about what you’re reading.

This session is for 12–25 year olds.

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Aug
9
6:00 PM18:00

Trivia: From Page to Screen

Town Hall Theatre, gold coin entry

Get a team of book and movie buffs together to test your knowledge! Our trivia master Sam Paine will ask questions about a variety of films and their origins on the page — from Captain Marvel to Hunger Games and Love, Simon — and you can win some great prizes and show off your knowledge of books and their film adaptations! There is a prize for best dressed so come as your favourite page to screen character. 

We recommend getting together a team of 4–8 people and booking here to secure your place.

This event is for ages 12—25, presented in partnership with Mid-Western Regional Youth Council.

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Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Wild West Women's Writers

Three popular writers from the Central West of New South Wales chat about their new novels – and share the secrets of their writing success. Kelly RimmerAlissa Callen and Kim Kelly each write very different stories but share a dedicated passion for telling them. Come and be inspired by their tales tall and true!

Join Kelly, Alissa and Kim for an evening of conversation, wine and food at The Cellar by Gilbert. Ticket price of $18 includes a glass of wine on arrival and a mini slider, with additional drinks and platters available for purchase.

Kelly Rimmer is an internationally bestselling author of gripping women’s fiction, with novels translated into more than 20 languages. Kelly hails from Orange and her new novel, The Things We Cannot Say, is a story of war, sacrifice, uncovering truths of the past and the present.

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Alissa Callen is an internationally bestselling author of rural fiction, woven along secrets and romance, from the red dirt roads of home to far-off cowboy ranches. Alissa hails from Dubbo and her new novel, The Round Yard, is a heartfelt tale of discovering where you really belong.

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Kim Kelly is an acclaimed author of Australian historical fiction, stories of ordinary people enduring extraordinary times, told with lyrical charm. Kim hails from Millthorpe and her new novella, Sunshine, is a tale of returned soldiers finding new lives out the back of Bourke – literally.

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Aug
12
10:00 AM10:00

Homegrown Stories

Saturday 11 August, 10:30–11:30am 

Mudgee Library, FREE, no bookings required

A crew of young creatives have been working hard over the past few months to put together a zine that reflects their life in Mudgee. Join the Mudgee Zine-makers for the launch of their zine, with special guest author Paul Collis.

Proudly presented with the Mudgee Local Aboriginal Land Council.

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Aug
11
10:30 AM10:30

Mudgee Zine Makers

Saturday 11 August, 10:30–11:30am 

Mudgee Library, FREE, no bookings required

A crew of young creatives have been working hard over the past few months to put together a zine that reflects their life in Mudgee. Join the Mudgee Zine-makers for the launch of their zine, with special guest author Paul Collis.

Proudly presented with the Mudgee Local Aboriginal Land Council.

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