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Bendigo Writers Festival 2016

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In 2016, we're making much ado about everything.

Bendigo Writers Festival turns five this year, and it's 400 years since Shakespeare died. If we needed an excuse to celebrate, there's two right there.

The annual Bendigo Writers Festival returns with more than 100 esteemed writers from the 12th to 14th of August 2016.

Designed for readers and writers alike, the Bendigo Writers Festival celebrates the careers of some of the most admired and controversial writers in Australia.

A brilliant lineup of speakers will light up View Street in the heart of Bendigo, including Kerry O'Brien, Sarah Fergsion, Di Morrissey, Stephanie Alexander, Hugh Mackay, Stephanie Dowrick and Frank Brenana and much more.

One feature event is Wikileaks founder Julian Assange live via videolink from London. Assange will talk to Robert Manne about why he took on the world's superpowers and what he believes will be the future of Wikileaks.

The festival provides a forum to meet and talk about books and writing, and, mostly, to enjoy the conviviality of a festival set in View Street, Bendigo. There are interviews and debates covering almost every topic; you can be sure you'll find something to delight, amuse, intrigue and stimulate.

You can view the full program at

Festival passes are now on sale.

For more information on the Bendigo Writers Festival program, please visit the official event website and Facebook.

Need a hand on accommodation and things to do around Bendigo? Local specialists are here to help you plan your memorable trip. Visit the Bendigo Visitor Centre at 5167 Pall Mall, open from 9am to 5pm everyday except Christmas Day. Freecall 1800 813 153 or visit

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When: 12 - 14 August 2016
Where: Venues around Bendigo
Cost: $12 - $88
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