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Help with purchasing Platinum tickets

Remember, Platinum ticket-holders can come to 9 sessions, and the opening event is free as are any of the workshops. The literary lunch is $40 instead of $60.

You will need to go to the Festival website twice:

  • firstly to purchase and pay for your platinum ticket
  • secondly to book your preferred sessions

1) Buy your ticket

  • hit the Festival Platinum button under Get Tickets on the Festival home page.

This takes you to the Eventbrite ticket page.

  • Hit the green Tickets button
  • A drop-down menu comes up saying ‘Select Tickets’.
  • enter the number of Platinum tickets you want to buy
  • Hit the green Get Tickets button

Your initial confirmation ticket/s will be emailed to you.

Within a day or so you will be re-emailed your ticket(s), with a three digit promotional code included, for booking your preferred sessions: ‘Your personal Lunch and Discount Code: xxx’

2) Ready to book your preferred sessions:

  • hit the BBWF Get Session Tickets button under Get Tickets on the Festival home page.

This takes you to the Eventbrite ticket page.

  • Hit the green Tickets button
  • A drop-down menu comes up saying ‘Select Tickets’. At the top of that menu is a link saying ‘Enter promotional code’.
  • Enter your three digit code and hit the Apply Code button
  • top left of the drop-down menu will say: ‘xxx applied. A 100% discount is available’. (You have already paid for your ticket/s)
  • Hit the green Get Tickets button
  • book your preferred sessions
  • agree to the waiver
  • hit Complete registration

If you are booking for the Literary Lunch with Tim Fischer AC as well, you will need to go back to the festival website

  • hit the Literary Lunch button under Get Tickets on the Festival home page.

This takes you to the Eventbrite ticket page.

  • Hit the green Tickets button
  • A drop-down menu comes up saying ‘Select Tickets’.

At the top of that menu is a link saying ‘Enter promotional code’.

  • Enter your three digit code and hit the Apply Code button

Once the code has been entered, and your seats booked, hit ‘checkout’ to see that the total order is $40.

Still need help? email [email protected]

Bring your tickets, grab your book-spending money, pack your reading glasses and enjoy the Festival. What better way to spend a Spring weekend.

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Literary Lunch with Tim Fischer – Festival 2016

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ALL FESTIVAL SEATS are now on sale. Literary lunch tickets $60 ($40 for Platinum ticket holders) Tickets are available on EventBrite

Platinum Ticket holders can use their PROMOTION CODE to book 9 SESSIONS, and also as their Seat Discount Code for the Literary Lunch. These codes are available on EventBrite when you access your Platinum ticket information. You can request these be sent to you again here.

When you have your Promotion Code, click the button below, Enter the Promotion code, click View Event and purchase your seats. You will be able to select the seats you want, and ‘enter a promo code’ (your seat discount code) to get your discount.

Please Note: The Literary Lunch consists of a Two Course Meal with Tim Fischer AC as the Guest Speaker (incorrectly listed as a three course meal in recent newsletter).

Literary Lunch Tickets

Join consummate and extremely versatile speaker Tim Fischer at the Festival Literary LunchTim draws on his broad range of experience in public and private life to deliver illuminating and informative presentations on everything from Gross National Happiness to Military Civilian Leadership and Infrastructure Excellence. He may even talk about his obsession with trains and travel. More details to follow when the Festival Program is announced.

 The Honourable Tim Fischer AC is the former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and was the Australian Ambassador to the Holy See for three years until January 2012. A former Australian Army Officer, NSW State Parliamentarian, Leader of the National Party and Minister for Trade, Tim Fischer is also a consultant, company director, author, broadcaster, and multiple patron.

Batemans Bay Writers and Readers Festival Literary Lunch

Date: Sunday 11 September 2016

Time: 12 for 12.30 pm

Venue: Festival Hub marquee CoachHouse Marina Resort

49 Beach Road Batemans Bay NSW

Cost: $60 ($40 for Platinum Ticket-holders)

Includes a two course meal and a glass of bubbly on arrival

Tickets are currently available for ALL FESTIVAL ACTIVITIES. Click below and purchase your Platinum Pass Ticket or on Ticket Links on every page.

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Batemans Bay Writers Festival 2016 Launched

FullSizeRender-2Batemans Bay Writers Festival is thrilled to announce an exciting line up for the 2016 Festival. In its third year, the Festival welcomes a number of eminent Australian writers and leaders across a diverse range of interests. Lifestyle, history, health and the arts share centre stage with some of the best writers of fiction, poetry, non-fiction and memoir.

Federal Member for Gilmore, Anne Sudmalis MP officially launched the Festival at an event held Friday evening at the Coachhouse Marina Resort where the festival will take place over the weekend of September 9 to 11. Other guests included well known locals Eurobodalla Shire Mayor CR Lindsay Brown, author and musician Stafford Ray and Fellowship of Australian Writers President and author Rosie Toth. In a speech acknowledging the power of creativity, Ms Sudmalis said, “what youre doing now is youre nurturing people who are going to go the festival and you are going to be inspiring your friends to come to the festival and were going to be encouraging as many other people to come into the Festival in September.”

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The Honourable Tim Fischer AC will open the Festival 2016 on 9 September and will be VIP celebrity speaker at the literary lunch on 11 September.

The Festival will be bookended with drinks on Friday 9 September and a literary lunch on Sunday 11, both featuring the Honourable Tim Fischer ACformer Deputy Prime Minister, and Australian Ambassador to the Vatican Holy See and travel writer. Other highlights include award winning writer and GP, Dr Leah Kaminsky who will talk about her latest book, Were All Going to Die, a book that challenges our fears about death and dying. Journalist and author Malcolm Knox will be talking about his latest fiction work The Wonder Lover as well as joining renowned environmental activist and business leader Geoff Cousins AM in a post election conversation about our changing attitudes to the environment. Darleen Bungey will feature in conversation about her two award winning biographies on the artists John Olson and Arthur Boyd. 

At the launch, Festival Director, Marion Roubos-Bennett said, “a writers festival enriches us all with the coming together of readers and ideas. We are diversifying our program to cover the vast range of readers tastes and our popular workshops will have a new stimulating series as well.

For the foodies among us, we welcome Annabel Morley, photographer Simon Griffiths and Biota Dining chef James Viles. Authors Mark Dapin, Meredith Jaffé and Rod Jones will be talking about their most recent books and offering a thoughtful commentary on Australian fiction this year. For poetry lovers, we welcome three wonderful local poets in Sarah Rice, Geoff Page and Paul Hetherington. And author of Love in the Outback and Australian Farming Families Deb Hunt will talk about the challenges of rural life.’

Earlybird Platinum Pass tickets are on sale now: www.batemansbaywritersfestival.com

or phone 0417 267 771 Check the website for program updates

For further information visit www.batemansbaywritersfestival.com

Media inquiries: Marion Roubos-Bennett 0417 267 771

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Platinum Pass on Sale

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Marion Roubos- Bennett, Festival Director, made many announcements at the Batemans Bay Writers Festival Launch on 27 May, including details of the terrific line-up of authors. The Festival will be held at the Coachhouse Marina Resort Batemans Bay from Friday 9 September to Sunday 11 September 2016.

PLEASE NOTE: Early Bird Platinum Tickets are no longer on Sale. BUT all the benefits listed below apply to Platinum Tickets, and for only $185.

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Platinum Ticket Benefits include:

 

  • Preferential booking for Festival for up to 9 sessions or workshops.
  • Reserved session seating for all nominated events.
  • Free entry to the Saturday evening event.
  • 10% discount on accommodation at Coachhouse Marina Resort (minimum stay 2 nights)
  • Exclusive Platinum Pass priority parking close to the venues
  • 5% discount on Festival authors’ books bought at Hooked on Books Batemans Bay and at the Festival bookshop

In addition:

• Discounted Literary Lunch with Tim Fischer AC ($40 instead of $60) on Sunday –  book online

What does this mean for you?

Well, Platinum Pass Holders will get preferential seating at each Session, and Priority parking close to the event, a discount on the Literary Lunch. And, they can attend any sessions that are not booked out, whether they have booked or not.

When you book your ticket, an email will be sent to you indicating a promotion code for Platinum discounts on sessions and workshops, and the Literary Lunch. Go back to the website to book your sessions and enter the code at the top of the pop-up page once you have pressed the ‘Tickets’ button. If you need help press the ‘contact’ button at the top of the festival web homepage and enter your request.

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Writers Festival 2016 Prices and Ticketing

Details will be announced at the opening event.

See details and get your free ticket here.