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IN this edi­tion one year ago the Whit­sun­days were look­ing for­ward to the 2015 Whit­sun­day Writers Festival.

The event proved a stun­ning suc­cess, with lo­cals, vis­i­tors and speak­ers all giv­ing it high praise.

“It is, with­out a doubt, the best writers festival ex­pe­ri­ence I have ever had from the per­spec­tive of a writer,” 2015 speaker, author and blog­ger Sam de Brito said at the time.

With this year’s festival hav­ing been held from Septem­ber 2 to 4, it seems to have lost none of its shine.

Com­mit­tee mem­ber Deb­o­rah Friend said it had been a sensation.

“We al­ways pitch the festival as an in­ti­mate event where at­ten­dees can min­gle and talk with the authors but it’s only when you look around the room and ac­tu­ally see this hap­pen­ing that it re­ally hits home,” Ms Friend said.

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