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Avon Valley Readers & Writers Festival 2016

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A freelance writer and bargain hunter with wanderlust, recently moved to Perth from Brisbane.
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Reading & Writing Fans unite at Avon Valley Writers Festival
Are you in love with books, authors and the creative writing process? If you would like to learn how to hone your writing skills or even find out about how you can be a professional writer, the Avon Valley Readers & Writers Festival 2016 held from the 9th of September to the 11th of September is a great opportunity for you.

The festival was established to celebrate the vast literary talent of Western Australia where participating authors are invited to share their experiences and knowledge with the community.

This year's Avon Valley Readers & Writers Festival is held in the picturesque Avon Valley with the towns of York, Northam and Toodyay being the main hosts. Be inspired in beautiful surroundings as you meet some of your favourite local authors.

Throughout the festival there will be an assortment of talks, interactive workshops, discussions, book signings, readings and music.

Some of the festival guests include Sara Foster who will be leading a discussion on writing great suspense, Brigid Lowry who will be presenting on juicy writing, Karina McRoberts who will be leading a fantasy writing workshop, Guy Salvidge who will be running a workshop with tips on writing fiction, Ian Reid who will be running a workshop on writing historical fiction, Dianne Wolfer who will be presenting on writing children's picture books and John Kinsella who will be presenting on poetry readings.

If you have never been to the Avon Valley, on Friday the 9th of September there is an afternoon tea and a walking tour of York.

Tickets vary according to the days you would like to attend. It costs $110 for a weekend ticket for all 3 days, $82.50 for a 2 day ticket, $55 for a 1 day ticket or $27.50 per session. The youth program costs $16.50 and Friday evening is admittance is by donation. There is also a Saturday festival dinner which costs $38.50.

To book a ticket, go to Avon Valley Readers & Writers Festival. For more information, email
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When: 9th to 11th September
Where: Toodyay, York, Northam
Cost: $16.50-$110
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