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Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Arts Restart Micro Grants supports: Bathurst Writers and Readers Festival

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Fri 30 April – Sun May 2, BMEC. Streaming the Sydney Writers’ Festival Live plus a great local program of regional writers.

The Great Festival Read book for 2021 is Kate Kelly: The True Story of Ned Kelly’s Little Sister (Allen & Unwin) by Rebecca Wilson. This moving biography tells Kate Kelly’s astonishing story in full. Rebecca is a Hill End based artist and writer who grew up in Forbes NSW where Kate Kelly lived in the last years of her life. Read the book and join in the session at the Festival on Sunday 2nd May. This will be followed by an in-conversation session with author, Rebecca Wilson. Copies available from BooksPlus.

FESTIVAL INFO: 2021 Bathurst Writers’ & Readers’ Festival (

Proudly Supported by an Arts OutWest Arts Restart Micro Grant with funds from the NSW Government.