On the edge of the sea, on the edge of the seasons come and join others interested in books and writing in the relaxing yet coffee-obsessed village of Thirroul. There will be many presenters and discussions, some familiar faces including Noel Beddoe, Aunty Barbara Nicholson, Anne Collett, Joe Davis, Karine Shellshear, Dorothy Jones, Shady Cosgrove, Paul Sharrad, Tim Douglas and Michele Moore with some new ones: the Hon. Linda Burney, Ron Pretty, Pamela Beasant, Sue Barnett, Lynne Cook, Chris Masters, Marcela Hayes, Bruce Loomes, John Stokes, Marion Jacka, Jane Lymer, Tim Allen, Robyn Cadwallader, Marcus Craft, Nonee Walsh, Mark Mordue, Hal Pratt, Frances Paterson, Donna Bennett, Robert Hood, Judi Morrison, Pat Simmons, Yasmin Mobayad, Stephen Guest, Karen Crowe, Lynn Woodley, Victoria Keighery, Marcelo Svirsky, Jess Moore, Brian Martin, Gillian Barlow, Sandon Groves, Marion Halligan, Cat Sparks, Karen Lane, Disapol Savetsila, Josie Castle , Ann Collaery and Clare Woodley..» Read more about 2016 Festival presenters

2016 Festival Program now out!

Click here for the Program at a glance.

Writing Competitions – now closed

Winners to be announced in the first session of the Thirroul Readers and Writers Festival.» Learn More

Festival Bookshop

We are delighted that DeanSwift Books will be selling books at the Festival again in 2016. DeanSwift is an independent bookseller in the CBD of Nowra stocking a very impressive range of books. They will bring a large selection to the Festival.

Venue Transport & Parking

Held in the Thirroul District Community Centre & Library, the venue is close to public transport and parking » Learn More

  • 2016 Festival Events

  • Festival Preview

    Friday 2nd September 7-9pm

    Join us at the Railway Institute Hall Thirroul for readings by Pamela Beasant and Lynne Cook, canapes, drinks and conversation.


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  • Workshops

    Saturday 3rd September

    Interested in self-publishing?
    Interested in exploring ways of initiating and energizing the poetry creation process?
    Try one of our workshops.


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  • Session 1

    Saturday Morning 3rd September

    Interviews with the Hon Linda Burney, Noel Beddoe, Robyn Cadwallader, Lynn Woodley together with a panel on the assassin's veto and free speech.


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  • Session 2

    Saturday Afternoon 3rd September

    Interviews with writers, discussions on writing book reviews, script writing, indigenous and political writing, and a literary quiz.


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  • Session 3 – Words Out Loud

    Saturday Night 3rd September

    Words out loud, poetry out loud, story slam competition ... not to be missed.


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  • Session 4

    Sunday Morning 4th September

    Conversations on writing after work, saving the world, winning prizes, writing plays, and youth fiction - then a great debate.


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  • Literary Quiz

    Saturday Afternoon 3rd September 4.30-5.30pm

    Show off your literary knowledge ... Join us for the literary quiz with quiz mistresses Russell & Moore.


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  • Program at a glance

    Click here for an overview of the 2016 Program


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