Welcome to the Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival for 2016.


“The Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival has become a popular annual cultural event celebrating all things literary. With workshops, panel discussions, spoken word performances, school programs, and special evening events, it’s a diverse and inspiring weekend with something for everyone.

The program focuses exclusively on Australian writers to showcase the diversity of talent in this country. In 2016, with the theme of “Page, Stage and Screen” we are lucky to have as our guests Australia’s most popular playwright David Williamson, Sydney Morning Herald columnist and author Richard Glover, and one time politico cum aspiring politico Tony Windsor.

The festival is situated in the magnificent natural environs of the Bellinger River Valley and the Dorrigo World Heritage rainforest.”