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2024 Orange Readers and Writers Festival

Sat 3 August at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

$75 – $95

Snuggling up beside the fire with a good book is one of winter’s pleasures. We aim to inspire your reading with incredible guest authors at this year’s Orange Readers and Writers Festival.

Saturday Main Festival Event

Saturday 3 August | 10am – 4pm | includes morning tea and lunch |

Hotel Canobolas 248 Summer Street, Orange | Cost $75 Prior to 15 July| Cost $95 After 15 July |

Enjoy a lively program of non-fiction and fiction authors with:

* Indira Naidoo – The Space Between the Stars

* Rhys Gard – Four Dogs Missing

* Gabbie Stroud – the things that matter most

* Ian W. Shaw The Golden Gang: Bushranger Frank Gardiner and the biggest gold robbery in Australian History

* Rachael Mogan McIntosh – Mothering Heights

Meet all of these talented authors at this intimate Readers and Writers Festival to be held at the Hotel Canobolas on Saturday 3 August, during the Winter Fire Festival.

The Festival is supported by Collins Booksellers, Orange. Books by the authors will be available for sale and signing at the Festival.


Sat 3 August
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$75 – $95
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The Hotel Canobolas, Orange
248 Summer Street
Orange, NSW 2800 Australia
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The What’s On calendar covers arts and heritage events happening across the NSW Central West in the local government areas of Bathurst Region, Blayney, Cabonne, Cowra, Forbes, Lachlan, Lithgow, Mid-Western Region, Oberon, Orange, Parkes and Weddin.

Event listings are sourced or supplied from local venues and arts organisations. Many events listed here have been originally shared by the organisers on social media. Whilst all care is taken – and accuracy is our priority – we can take no responsibility for date changes or the content of contributed information. Contact the event organisers listed for more details or to book tickets.

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