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Hundreds turn out for the opening night of the Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival

Rachel GreenBusselton Dunsborough Times
More than 400 people turned out for the opening night of the Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival.
Camera IconMore than 400 people turned out for the opening night of the Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival. Credit: Liam Moore

A mix of more than 400 punters, writers, politicians, book lovers, supporters came together for the opening launch of the Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival on Friday.

WA Minister for Culture and the Arts David Alan Templeman MLA addressed the crowd and burst into song in the middle of his speech.

The audience was lucky enough to be treated to a teaser of the fabulous play Because We’re Black! written by performance writer Melody Dia.

The launch was a start to a successful weekend at the Readers and Writers festival both in Margaret River and Busselton.

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More than 400 people turned up for the opening night of the Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival.
Camera IconMore than 400 people turned up for the opening night of the Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival. Credit: Liam Moore
Jane Caro and Bryan Brown.
Camera IconJane Caro and Bryan Brown. Credit: Daniela Tommasi
Minister David Alan Templeman singing to the crowd.
Camera IconMinister David Alan Templeman singing to the crowd. Credit: Daniela Tommasi
Author Richard Fidler signing his latest book release.
Camera IconAuthor Richard Fidler signing his latest book release. Credit: Liam Moore
Jock Serong and Mark Smith.
Camera IconJock Serong and Mark Smith. Credit: Daniela Tommasi
Jen Bowden and Michael Trant.
Camera IconJen Bowden and Michael Trant. Credit: Liam Moore
More than 400 people turned up for the launch of the Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival.
Camera IconMore than 400 people turned up for the launch of the Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival. Credit: Liam Moore
Teaser performance of Because we're Black! written by Melody Dia.
Camera IconTeaser performance of Because we're Black! written by Melody Dia. Credit: Daniela Tommasi
Local artist and author Rachel Coad.
Camera IconLocal artist and author Rachel Coad. Credit: Daniela Tommasi

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