Our 2015 festival took place on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 August. The festival – in its sixth year – welcomed a number of big-name authors and some exciting new events.

Guests included: Don WatsonRamona KovalClare WrightSteven CarrollDebra OswaldWayne MacauleyBernard Keane and Emily Rodda.

Photo Credit: Amber Hooper

Photo Credit: Amber Hooper


 

2015 Festival

Photo credit: Amber Hooper

Photo credit: Amber Hooper

Our 2015 festival featured in-depth interviews and panel discussions with authors such as Antonia MurphyRobyn CadwalladerAnna George and Peter Watt. The Long Lazy Lunch featured former host of the ABC Radio National Book Show Ramona Koval in conversation with dynamite interviewer Alice Grundy.

The first MRF Book Club was held – over coffee and by the fire – on the Saturday morning. It was a lively discussion between Luke Carman, about his NSW Premier’s Award-winning An Elegant Young Man, and Mudgee Underground's Sam Paine. The session was hugely popular, so look out for more MRF Book Clubs next year. 

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Rant!

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photo credit: amber hooper

Our authors certainly did get up on a soapbox! While we enjoyed a three course meal we were entertained by the ravings of some festival favourites, as they each ranted about a topic that really gets their goat. The Rant was hosted by Seizure's David Henley and featured the disgruntled ravings of: Bernard Keane on terrorism, Clare Wright with an encyclopaedic litany of complaints, Antonia Murphy loving bacteria and avoiding faecal transplants, Debra Oswald deploring senseless violence as 'gritty realism' on television, Wayne Macauley bemoaning leaf blowers and Luke Carman in an evangelical rant that brought the house down. 

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Upcoming

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Photo Credit: Amber Hooper

The Mudgee Readers' Festival might be over for another year but rest assured there will be fantastic one-off events to keep the readers of Mudgee happy. 

Upcoming Events