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Writers tell all at festival
OLIVIA DAY Writers tell all at festival

Book worms and lovers of literature had the opportunity to meet Australian authors during the eighth annual Kimberley Writers Festival last weekend.

The nine guests travelled from throughout Australia to share some personal stories and others from their published work.

Adults and children learnt new skills and were inspired by the authors’ tales of how they got where they are now.

The festival was officially launched last Friday with an opening event at the Kununurra Community Library, where local people gathered to meet and mingle with the guests.

Earlier that day authors Stephen Scourfield, Amanda Curtin and Suzanne Covich had discussed their work over lunch at the Hoochery Distillery.

Workshops were held throughout Saturday before songwriter Kavisha Mazzella performed at Zebra Rock Gallery that night.

The team of writers, comprising Mark Greenwood, Brenton McKenna, Sean Gorman, Josie Boyle and Sean E Avery, joined ticketholders on a cruise of the Ord River on Sunday.

There was a relaxed atmosphere at the closing event back at the library on Sunday.

Guests made the most of their last chance to meet the writers before they explained the highlights of their trip to the Kimberley.