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Article  •  29 March 2023


Catch these authors at Australia’s biggest writers festivals this May

Find out which Penguin Random House authors will be attending writers festivals in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney this May.

Festival season is almost upon us . . . writers festivals, that is!

With three of the biggest writers festivals in Australia all happening in May, it’s sure to be an exciting month for readers and writers across the country.

Putting the uncertainty of years past behind us, it’s amazing to see festivals regrouping and running in-person events once more. Best of all, several Penguin authors will be in attendance to speak about their recent books and writing careers.

For a list of who you can expect to see at which festival, scroll on!

Melbourne Writers Festival  

When: 4-7 May 2023

More info: https://mwf.com.au/

Audience at Melbourne writers festival, showing a few people from the side, looking ahead presumably at a speaker.


Authors including:


Bendigo Writers Festival

When: 4-7 May 2023

More info: https://www.bendigowritersfestival.com.au/ 

Photo of two audience members listening carefully to a talk at Bendigo Writers Festival.

Authors including: 


Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival

When: 12 -14 May 2023

More info: https://mrrwfestival.com/ 

A photo of a volunteer at Margaret River Readers & Writers Festival in the foreground, with a stage with authors talking on it in the background.

Authors including: 

Brisbane Writers Festival

When: 10-14 May 2023

More info: https://bwf.org.au/

A photo of a talk at Brisbane Writer's Festival.


Authors including:


Sydney Writers' Festival

When: 22-28 May 2023

More info: https://www.swf.org.au/

A photo of a stage at Sydney writer's festival.


Authors including:


Vivid Sydney

When: 26 May - 17 June 2023

More info: https://www.vividsydney.com/

Photo of the Sydney opera house lit up for Vivid.

Authors including: 

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