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Marion WordFest at The Cove Civic Centre

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Inspiration and Entertainment for Literary Lovers
This October, the City of Marion will celebrate the power of words.

With workshops, discussions, and author-meets, the City of Marion encourages locals to experience the inspiration, creativity, and possibilities of the literary world. It's a three-day "immersion of activities" for readers, writers, and anyone interested in the power of the written word.

There is a huge range of interesting events taking place during WordFest, including:
Healing and Hoaxes: Narrative of Loss and Lies
Inside Publishing & Pitch-to-Publisher Morning Tea
Polishing and Publishing Your Manuscript
Meet the authors

No matter what genre or category of literature you like, the three day event will have something to interest you. Whether it's the changing state of journalism, writing and publishing poetry, illustration, dystopia, or anything from children and young adult writing to memoir, there's an event for you.

Not a writer yourself? There's also the awesome opportunity to listen to some great authors, browse and borrow brand new books before they make it to your local shelves, and visit a bookshop that will feature the best of the festival's authors and presenters.

WordFest starts with a tasty breakfast (complete with coffee, tea or juice!) on Friday the 25th of October, and runs until Sunday the 27th of October. This one's a not-to-be-missed first-time event for any Adelaide-ians interested in writing, reading, publishing, or the literary world.

wordfest supplies coffee mugs
Mugs for Your WordFest Coffee Can Be Purchased for $5

The events, organised by The City of Marion, will all take place at the Cove Civic Centre. More information about WordFest can be found from your local Marion City Library or the City of Marion website.

If you want to be a part of this exciting launch of WordFest, check out the website and book for your favourite events.
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Why? Be inspired by literary workshops, discussions, and panels.
Where: Cove Civic Centre
Cost: Free - $15 per event
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