After a brilliant, record-breaking 2018 Festival, the Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival committee is holding its Annual General Meeting this coming Saturday 20 Oct at 2:00pm, at the Bellingen Youth Hub (corner of William & Church Streets)

Planning for the 2019 Festival is well underway for the June Long Weekend (June 7-9), and the committee is keen for anyone interested in being involved with organising and presenting next year’s Festival to come along to the AGM, and help make it happen. If you have the time, skills and commitment to assist, please attend this important meeting.

For more information contact Michael Clarke (Secretary) on 0456 109 246), Rene Alexander (Treasurer) on 0412 612 467 or Seth Jordan (Festival Consultant) on 0402 044 004.

Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival 7 – 9 June 2019

With a focus on contemporary Australian writers, the Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival is working towards presenting an exciting line-up of literary talent once again to be held on the long weekend in June 2019.

Drawing on the success of 2018, the festival will offer a fun, intimate, thought-provoking and at times challenging program. Audiences can expect to engage with a variety of personalities of the literary world in a range of venues from the historic Bellingen Memorial Hall to intimate cafes and restaurants around town.

Whether you are a budding writer or a passionate lover of literature, start making plans for the June long weekend in 2019. Be part of this exciting regional community event in the picturesque river town of Bellingen, listed as one of the prettiest villages in Australia.

This page will be updated as more 2019 festival programming information is confirmed.

The 2018 Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival would like to acknowledge and thank the following for their generous support:

Australian Government Regional Arts Fund
Camp Creative


Coffs Harbour City Council
Windsong Travel
I love Bellingen Shire
Cool Events


Bellingen Youth Hub
Book Warehouse

Cedar Bar Bellingen