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And That's a Wrap!

DREAM BIG and BE BRAVE... and we did! Our inaugural Sunshine Coast International Readers and Writers Festival became a reality in Coolum from September 9 to 11 after just six months of planning. Our festival spirit came alive and reverberated with guest artists, festival-goers, our amazing volunteers and foundation committee members.

Our dream to open minds, bring internationals and nationals together with regional creatives to network, connect, inspire and support each other was a true success! Many could not believe the sheer amount of talent and variety we brought to the Sunshine Coast stage. Word of mouth will be a powerful supporter for our 2nd annual festival next year.

Our audience numbers were not as large as hoped due to unintended clashes with many major events (including the Brisbane Writers Festival) and we hope to avoid this next year by running on August 12 and 13.