A festival in store for Brimbank readers and writers

Enjoy great literary events at no charge!

From 4-15 September 2014 the Brimbank Writers and Readers Festival offers more than a dozen no charge literary events.

The 2014 festival brings together an exciting range of writers, illustrators, painters, photographers and storytellers for you to enjoy.

There’s something for everyone - from panel discussions and author talks and readings, to interviews and storytelling events, or workshops for adults, teens and children, a pop-up library and more!

Ever wanted to meet a famous author? Or polish your own writing talent? In just about two weeks, you could be doing both, and at no charge!

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet and hear from outstanding writers!

Guest authors will include John Safran, Luke Ryan, Oslo Davis, Spiri Tsintziras, Melissa Keil, Justin Heazlewood, Torre DeRoche, Eugenia Flynn and Chrissie Perry.

In addition, you can also enrol in a range of workshops to sharpen your writing, blogging and publishing techniques, join in online discussions and share your favourite festival pics to Facebook and Twitter.

Best of all, there is no charge to participate in any of the events – all you need to do is book in and get there!

Now in its ninth year, the popular festival encourages a love of writing and literature, celebrates diversity and creativity and promotes lifelong learning.

Readers and writers loved the festival last year…so expect more of the same

More than 800 people took part in the festival last year, and their feedback shows that they enjoyed the experience.

Fantastic. Festival is a great initiative - Well done!

This was fabulous and for free - absolutely amazing.

Brilliant guest and brilliantly facilitated.

I loved the relaxed atmosphere of the event. More please.

A enjoyable evening, well run and had a good laugh and insight into 'behind the scene' writing.

Am impressed by the programme. I hope it can be continued & built up. Congratulations.

Events like this are great for community get togethers.

Thank you so much for putting on this workshop. It’s great for children that are economically strained. It provided lots of enthusiasm.

Loved it - got some really great advice.

Presenter was great. Small group but allowed good discussion. It was great to workshop our work and learn from each other. Good tips for improving.
Comments by people who participated in the 2013 Festival

Download a copy of the Readers and Writers Festival program or pick up a printed brochure from the nearest Brimbank Library branch

  • Deer Park Library, corner Neale and Station roads, Tel 9249 4660
  • Keilor Village Library, Kennedy Street,  Tel 9249 4670
  •  St Albans Library, 71A Alfrieda Street, Tel 9249 4650
  • Sunshine Library, McCracken, Tel 9249 4640
  •  Sydenham Library, 1 Station Street, Taylors Lakes, Tel 9249 4680

Don’t’ forget to book in for the events - call  9249 4181 for event bookings or more information, or email

Stay connected through the Online Festival Hub

Stay in touch for the latest festival news, join in online discussions, and post your favourite festival pics to Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #BrimbankWRFestival, and get the latest festival news!