Brimbank Writers & Readers Festival 16-25 March 2023

Brimbank Writers and Readers Festival 2023 – bookings now open!

Brimbank Writers and Readers Festival is back on 16-25 March 2023. Proudly located in the heart of Melbourne’s west, the festival presents 10 days of talks, workshops, activities and, of course, books. Truly inclusive, there is no cost to attend any of the events.

Featuring a diverse and multicultural array of participants, the 2023 Brimbank Writers and Readers Festival program celebrates the books, stories, food and ideas of people from all walks of life.

“Our municipality is the proud home of more diverse and multicultural stories than anywhere else in Victoria. Brimbank Writers and Readers Festival 2023 is crammed full of the authors, writers, poets and artists that you will want to see,” says Brimbank Mayor Cr Bruce Lancashire.

The opening event is an all-Indigenous women panel discussion. There are food focused events, LGBTQ writers, those from immigrant, refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds all the way through to the funky ‘Soul Lounge out West’, a spoken word night with an open mic session. There is literally something for everyone.

Festival highlights include:

  • Our Place –Three remarkable First Nations women share their stories
  • The Diar Panel – South Sudanese writers and artists explore literature, identity, belonging, community and the complexities of womanhood
  • Nothing To Hide – Trans and Gender Diverse panel
  • Salamati – a celebration of Persian culinary culture

Talent includes Aunty Fay Muir, Jacinta Parsons, Parminder Kaur, Tiff Tan, Hamed Allahyari, Dani Valent, Andre Dao, Jaclyn Crupi, Najib Warsame, Yves Rees, Anastasia Le, Tiff Tan, Emily Spurr, Flora Chol, Join Hamed Allahyari from Café Sunshine, and many more.

“There is no cost to attend any of the Brimbank Writers and Readers Festival events. Everyone is welcome to come along. Don’t miss out, book today. I hope to see you there.”

The Brimbank Writers and Readers Festival is proudly presented by Brimbank City Council and principal sponsor Victoria University.


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