Experience a kaleidoscope of literature at this year’s Big Sky

Published on Monday, 12 September 2022 at 12:19:40 PM

Magic will be in the air at this year’s Big Sky Readers and Writers Festival which features yet another stellar line-up of local, state and interstate authors, storytellers, poets and creatives.

Embracing the theme “Kaleidoscope”, the ever-popular literary event hosted by the Geraldton Regional Library presents an impressive four-day program featuring the Festival Opening Night, Book and Author talks, Writing Workshops, Open Mic Poetry and lots of activities for young people. 

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said the range of events this year would ensure an impressive turnout.

“Big Sky is one of our most popular events and it continues to grow each year,” he said.

“Having such a diverse program of literary delights means the event offers something for everyone. 

“I congratulate the Library, and thank everyone who has come aboard to make this event such an ongoing success.”

As part of the Festival, the Library opened the Big Sky Short Story Prize in April and it is with great pleasure the shortlisted entrants are announced as follows:

  • Rob Christoffersen
  • Sarah Jane Greenlees
  • Hazel Pruyn
  • Tracey Snowball
  • Diana Wilde
  • Grant Woodhams 

The winner, runner-up and highly commended entries will be announced at the Festival Opening Night on Thursday 29 September which starts at 6pm at the Geraldton Regional Library.

Big Sky Readers and Writers Festival runs from Thursday 29 September – Sunday 2 October at various locations including Mullewa and Northampton.

The full programme is available via the Library’s website or by contacting the Library on library@cgg.wa.gov.au or 9956 6659.

Funding for this event has been provided by Lara Dalton MLA, Sandra Carr MLC, Darren West MLC, WA Primary Health Alliance, and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, along with support from the Geraldton Universities Centre, local businesses and community groups.

We thank them for their support. 


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