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Time is running out to get your tickets for the 2018 Bendigo Writers Festival, which will see more than 100 writers gather in Bendigo from August 10 to 12 in the View St Arts precinct.

Simultaneous sessions in six venues begin on Friday morning and run throughout the weekend.

The Friday night gala in Ulumbarra Theatre focuses on the festival’s theme this year, ‘Let’s Get Curious’, with Benjamin Law hosting British crime writer Ann Cleeves, Gareth Evans, Carly Findlay and distinguished scientist Jenny Graves.

Other big names coming to the festival include former NSW Premier and Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Bob Carr, anti-nuclear campaigner Helen Caldicott, former leader of the Greens Christine Milne, historian Henry Reynolds, fashion designer Alannah Hill and reporter-turned crime novelist Michael Brissenden.

Festival Director Rosemary Sorensen said there was a range of ticket options to suit everyone.

“We try to cater for everyone, from those who come for the entire weekend to those who just want to attend a single event,” Ms Sorensen said.

“This year the Bendigo Writers Festival will partner with the Bendigo Winegrowers Association to create a Pop-Up Wine Bar, where local winemakers will be pouring whites, rosé and reds produced in the Bendigo wine region by some outstanding wineries.

“It’s shaping up to be another fantastic weekend. The festival is one of the highlights of Bendigo’s annual event calendar with a loyal following of locals and visitors alike.”

To book tickets go to www.bendigowritersfestival.com.au/


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