New chapter in literary fest

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Alison Whittaker will be a special guest at the Corrugated Lines festival.
Camera IconAlison Whittaker will be a special guest at the Corrugated Lines festival. Credit: Supplied

Broome’s festival of words is returning to town for another celebration of all things literary.

The eighth annual Corrugated Lines festival will be held throughout the town from tomorrow to Sunday, featuring a plethora of events and special guests.

The Corrugated Lines Festival of Words was conceived by Backroom Press in 2012 as part of the National Year of Reading.

The festival celebrates Broome and the Kimberley region’s wealth of talented published authors, illustrators and storytellers, showcasing a stellar line-up of visiting literary guests.

Organisers said they were proud to welcome a wide range of storytellers, authors, poets, educators, researchers, playwrights and filmmakers for the 2019 festival.

The celebration of words will start with a special opening at the Broome Public Library, where attendees will be able to meet the featured guests and conclude with an Epilogue celebration at the Mangrove Hotel, which will feature several performances from the Broometime Singers and The Big Broome Haa.

Other events include a showcase of stories written by young Broome writers, a photo-caption competition, author signings and workshops, a spoken-word night at the Roebuck Bay Hotel and a special screening of Goolarri Media-produced short films.

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