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Welcome! Marion WordFest is a celebration of reading and writing, supporting and connecting our community through story.

This inaugural event is a three-day immersion of activities that will inspire and entertain the literary enthusiast. The weekend incorporates speakers and thinkers across many genres and aims to promote the power of story. The festival invites you to think, contemplate and engage with the stories, creativity and possibility around you.

Friday 25 October

Saturday 26 October

Sunday 27 October

The Reading Room

Be the first to browse and borrow brand new stock before it hits our shelves! Visit The Reading Room and enjoy tea and coffee, discuss what you are reading with others or just sit back, relax and put your feet up during the festival.

Open Friday to Sunday during festival hours.

Wordfest Bookshop

Visit our bookshop to purchase books by festival authors and presenters. Open during festival hours.

Open Door: Book Group In Residence - Friday 25 October @ 10am - 12pm

Ever wondered what happens at a Book Group meeting? One of our many Book Group's will be in residence to discuss their latest read - they will express their opinions and give their recommendation and reviews, so pop in at anytime between 10am & 12pm and see if a Book Group is for you!

Artist-in-Residence: Amanda Graham - Saturday 26 October @ 12.30pm - 2.30pm

Meet our resident festival artist, Amanda Graham! Amanda writes and illustrates picture books and short stories for young children. Her first book, Arthur, appeared in 1984 and won the UK Children’s Federation Award and was short-listed for the CBCA Awards. Amanda’s most recent book is Wilbur, Grace and Joe (Little Book Press), written by Phil Cummings.

Other titles include Smart Dad (Omnibus Books), Fancy Pants (author Kelly Hibbert, Little Big Book Club), Picasso the green tree frog (illustrated John Siow, Era Publications) and Bushranger Bill (written by Megan de Kantzow, Omnibus Books).

Open Door: Writers In Residence - Sunday 27 October @ 3pm - 4pm

Ever wondered what happens at a Writers' Group meeting? Meet the Cove Writers' Group. This group supports and encourages their members through written and verbal constructive criticism to promote the development and enjoyment of creative writing. Pop in at anytime between 3pm & 4pm and see if a Writers' Group is for you!


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Cove Civic Centre

1 Ragamuffin Drive Hallett Cove, 5158