12th, 13th & 14th October, 2018

Ignite Your Mind Burdekin Readers and Writers Festival 2018 is starting to take shape and planning is well in hand to ensure that festival number three, on October 12th, 13th & 14th, will surpass the standard set in previous years.


As with past festivals Friday’s program will centre around children; from toddlers in kindergarten through to students attending High School, all who attend will have the opportunity to connect with writers and learn the inside stories of their books.  A rare experience for kids in regional areas and one many of us wish we had been afforded at their age.

Over the weekend event attendees will be offered a smorgasbord of Literary talent from which to choose, with a stellar cast of high profile, award winning Australian authors chatting about their works.


It will be a weekend of insight, information, education and entertainment but most of all ENJOYMENT!!!

Testimonials From the Authors of Our 2018 Festival

Michael Robotham

Crime Writer

Holly Wainwright

Journalist, Blogger, Author

Matthew Condon

Journalist & Author

Fiona McCallum


Tess Woods

Romance Author

David Hunt

Author, Satirist & Historian

Caroline Overington

Investigative Journalist, Crime Fiction Author

Chris Masters

Investigative Journalist, Author

Natasha Lester

Fiction Author

Warren Mundine

Aboriginal Advocate, Advisor & Author

Allison Tait

Freelance Writer, Blogger, Children's & Non-Fiction Author

Melina Marchetta

Fiction Author

Jacqueline Harvey


Michael Gerard Bauer

Children's & Fiction Writer

Oliver Phommavanh

Young Adult Writer

Shannon Horsfall

Writer & Graphic Artist

Jay Laga'aia

Actor, Children's Entertainer & Author

Stephen Roche

Author & Lawyer

Emeritus Professor Roland Sussex

World- Renowned Linguist


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We hope you can join us this October!