Writers will be flocking to the Whitsundays this September for the sixth annual Whitsunday Writers Festival, hosted at the picturesque Abell Point Marina.
Well known writers and locals will come together to discuss everything writing, from inspiration to publishing to book selling. Guests and speakers will get the chance to socialise with one another and discuss their own writing experiences.
The festival will host poetry and self-publishing workshops, and best-selling author and entrepreneur Darren Stephens will be hosting a How to Make a Million workshop. Guests Jessica Watson and Ryan Campbell will attend the Saturday night dinner to share their stories and answer questions.
Also new to the festival this year will be a local Whitsunday art exhibition and photography and painting workshops catered to those interested in visual arts.
The festival grows every year and is expecting their biggest turnout yet, as they draw in crowds from around the Whitsundays region and further out.
“We see a lot of the same people come back every year. It has become a bit of an institution, and one women that came the first year has even written a book,” says Gloria Burley, founder of the Whitsunday Writers Festival.
“Writers festivals are not just for people who write. It’s a wonderful weekend with like-minded people, nice food, fabulous atmosphere, and in a great place.”
The Whitsunday Writers Festival is being held at Abell Point Marina September 18-20, and registration for the event is open.