Revitalisation gives Corrugated Lines HQ in Chinatown; supports Kimberley Bookshop Biggest Book Club morning tea

Corrugated Lines: A Festival of Words – Broome’s Annual Writers and Readers Festival held a number of events in partnership with the Chinatown Revitalisation Project over the weekend of 11-13 August 2017.
The Revitalisation Project committed funding to print an event guide that was pivotal to the festival’s success.
Perhaps the most obvious presence of the festival was the transformation of the Chinatown Revitalisation HQ to the Corrugated Lines Festival Hub. From Friday to Sunday visitors flowed in and out of the space, reading about the authors and events, collecting programs, chatting to festival coordinators and volunteers, and playing giant scrabble!

Local artist Vanessa Margetts created a stunning installation artwork 'A Room Full of Words' which immersed the viewer in words from formative literature. Drama teacher Rani Middleton opened the space up to children for an interactive story telling event on Sunday.
The Kimberley Bookshop also hosted two successful festival events. A group of locals and holiday makers came together to take part in “Broome's Biggest Bookclub”. They shared coffee, cake and an in-depth discussion about the novel 'Story Land' by Catherine McKinnon.
Lastly, it was standing room only as over 40 guests crowded in to Kimberley Bookshop to listen to author Sarah Drummond in conversation. The audience was captive as Sarah discussed her debut novel 'The Sound', based on the true story of Aboriginal women and lawless sealing crews who sailed from Van Dieman's Land to King George Sound in the 1820s. Many guests commented on the similarities to the pearling history in Broome.
Kimberley Bookshop owner Marie Gamble, local host Mohini Dohnt. author Sarah Drummond and guests were wrapped with the events.