All things start with a great idea. Everything worth having is worth waiting for.

Lots of people here in Mansfield love reading, and I’ve had more than one conversation with book club members, writers, bookshop owners, Arts Mansfield members, visiting authors… about the idea of a literary festival in our lovely little town.

There’s never really a good time to embark on something ambitious like a literary festival. Yet that sits right beside ‘there’s no time like the present’.

Incorporation and committee

On 10 July 2022 we became an incorporated association: Mansfield Readers and Writers Inc

Rules of the association

Our rules are based on the Model Rules. Download a copy of the association’s rules.  

Our first committee

President: Miriam Zolin

Vice president: vacant

Secretary: Marg Attley OAM

Treasurer: vacant

Committee members:

    • Alice Burton

    • Jen Chandler

    • Belinda Crawford

    • Lynn Elder

  • Dianne Williams