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Corrugated Lines: Broome’s Festival of Words

Posted by Backroom Press | Jul 22, 2021

Corrugated Lines: A Festival of Words celebrates Broome and the wider region’s wealth of talent in authors, illustrators and storytellers, and showcases a stellar line-up of visiting literary guests.

Corrugated Lines: A Festival of Words was conceived by Backroom Press Inc in 2012 as part of the National Year of Reading. With the support of Magabala Books, the Broome Public Library and members of the community interested in storytelling and the written word, a grass-roots festival was born. New chapters in the Corrugated Lines Festival story are added each year. This
year we’re proud to welcome a wide range of storytellers, authors, poets, educators, researchers, filmmakers and playwrights to our program.

In the weeks leading up to the Corrugated Lines: A festival of words we will be publishing chapters in a serial novella entitled, Theft of a Pearl. Nine authors – each of whom have a connection with the Kimberley – have been invited to write a chapter each. With one chapter published each week, revealing the story along the way. Members of the public have been invited to write the tenth chapter, and enter into a competition to have their chapter selected as the finale of the novella!

Read the first chapter of Theft of a Pearl HERE

Corrugated Lines is made possible thanks to community support, and is coordinated entirely by a volunteer committee. Corrugated Lines 2021 is proudly supported by Backroom Press, Magabala Books, Goolarri Media, Kimberley Bookshop, Broome Public Library, Shire of Broome and the WA Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
This program is current at time of printing. Please note that all events and festival activity are subject to change. Please check event details online prior to attending and observe all health advice and relevant restrictions for COVID 19. If you are feeling unwell, please stay home.

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