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The 2015 Brimbank Writers & Readers Festival has finished for another year after a fabulous 12 days of workshops, author talks, panel discussions, exhibitions, storytelling and more.
The Festival concluded with the presentation of the 2015 Brimbank Writers Awards at Overnewton Castle. The Awards recognise exceptional writing talent in Brimbank, with over $3,500 in prizes presented across short story, poetry and songwriting categories.

Read this year's winning entries

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Children captivated by Teena the storyteller at Storytime in the Park

'Coming of Age' Panel members, Kate, Tasneem, Demet and Irfan.

Helen Said before her Author Talk at St Albans Library

Debbie Harman Qadri at the Book Launch 'Drawing the Library'

Author, Charles Hall

Literary Trivia in full swing at Westvale Community Centre

Michael Panckridge sharing writing tips at the Kids Writing Workshop

Some of the books that were available at the Pop Up Library

Stereo Stories captivating the audience with their stellar performance at Sunshine Library

Everyone hard at work at the Zine Workshop at St Albans Library



Some Festival Highlights:
William McInnes
William McInnes kicked off the program with humour and honesty, sharing his complex nostalgia for family holidays to a captivated audience.

"Bottle William and keep it" [BWRF attendee, 2015]

"Good for the soul. Fabulous William, fabulous food, great event"  [BWRF attendee, 2015]
William McInnes for wrap up


Poets of Delahey for wrap up
Cate Kennedy
In spite of the weather, Cate Kennedy walked an eager crowd through Delahey’s streets named after famous poets. Selected readings from Yeats, Burns, Shakespeare and more brought new meaning to the surrounds, with the sun eventually breaking through the clouds for Plath’s Morning Song.

"Very enjoyable and took poetry to a different level" [BWRF attendee, 2015]

"Cate was fabulous - very entertaining, informative and poetic"  [BWRF attendee, 2015]



Clementine Ford
Clementine Ford’s booked out In Conversation event at the Granary Café left us inspired to take on the world.

"More intellectual and cultural events in Brimbank please" [BWRF attendee, 2015]

"Thank you for the opportunity to hear an enlightened speaker"  [BWRF attendee, 2015]

"Great to be able to go to an interesting event in Sunshine. Well done"  [BWRF attendee, 2015]
Clementine Ford for wrap up



Stereo Stories for wrap up
Stereo Stories
Stereo Stories shared stories of pathos, humour and love over a Saturday afternoon at Sunshine Library.

"Hearing the stories really touched me personally. I can't wait to tell my friends about this :-) " [BWRF attendee, 2015]

"Moving performance in a great venue for an eclectic audience of all ages and kinds"  [BWRF attendee, 2015]

"A real gem of an afternoon. Thanks"
[BWRF attendee, 2015]





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The Brimbank Writers & Readers Festival is proudly presented by Brimbank City Council with support from its sponsors.


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