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The Jugiong Readers and Writers Festival is a unique celebration of literacy
in the picturesque village of Jugiong on the Murrumbidgee River;
a village on the Hume Highway halfway between Melbourne and Sydney.

Dates for 2017 – the second biennial festival
March 10 for school students
March 18 and 19 for main festival aspects

Saturday 18th March 2017

Stan Grant will be opening the
festival weekend

Other Exciting Authors
Di Morrissey
Professor Bill Gammage
Margareta Osborn
Sulari Gentill

Gabrielle Chan
Vivien Thomson
Deb Stevens


Sculpture on Stumps   An inaugural event, participants will be invited to install a sculpture of their creation on a tree stump. Stumps which will scattered through the festival precinct.


Sunday 19th March 2017

Gourmet Brunch and ‘Under the Windmill’ Concert
 A delightful setting, participants will be invited to “pull up a stump” at long trestle tables and enjoy a gourmet picnic brunch menu; or take a rug and buy brunch from the local P&C.   We are planning on a drawcard guest speaker, live music, didgeridoo playing, poetry readings, and drama from a local theatre group.

 The winning entries of the Poetry Competition and Short Story Competition will
be read during the Under the Windmill concert.

To add to the festivities of the day there will be Artisan Stalls and participants will enjoy the character and warmth of the village including food, coffee and wine available at local cafés  and the hotel.


GMP Small Schools Day 10th March 2017

The Small Schools Writers Day ‘Too Cool  Writers’ School’
is part of the Jugiong Writers Festival and is an opportunity for all students to celebrate and foster a love of literacy.
They will work first hand with noted authors ( Arthur Charles and Phil Kettle), a cartoonist (Brian Allen) and illustrator (Kate Anderson)
and develop skills in writing, reading, storytelling and creative arts.