2013 Festival dates are 18 - 21 July
The Mildura Writers’ Festival brings together some of Australia’s best writers in an intimate, winter program of workshops, lectures and discussion forums.
Beginning in 1994 in Stefano de Pieri’s cellar restaurant, this event has evolved to be acclaimed to be among the finest literary festivals in the country, not only because of its literary pleasures, but also because of the talent it attracts and its atmosphere of conviviality - building upon the provincial Victorian winter, with late night discussions around wood fires, showcasing the local and regional gourmet food and wine. With such a reputation the Mildura Writers’ Festival is able to attract the best Australian writers including Nobel Laureates such as JM Coetzee, renowned authors such as David Malouf and Les Murray and international stars such as Clive James.
Pulitzer Prize winning American Author Jane Smiley, New Zealand Poet Michele Leggott, Writers Festival patron Les Murray, acclaimed Australian authors Frank Moorhouse, Don Watson, Chloe Hooper, Craig Sherborne, Lisa Jacobson, Chris Wallace-Crabbe and Bruce Pascoe