Corrugated Lines 2016


Corrugated Lines: A Festival of Words is a community event that is held in the first week of August. It celebrates all forms of reading, writing and storytelling.

Corrugated Lines (CL) was conceived by Backroom Press Inc in 2012 as part of the National Year of Reading. An enjoyable weekend became the first chapter in the CL story and the festival soon became an annual event.

Through CL we celebrate the wealth of talent the Kimberley region has to offer in the way of writers, storytellers and artists.

The festival is run by a group of volunteers drawn from several organisations and businesses. These change from year to year and include Backroom Press, Magabala Books, Broome Public Library, Broome Visitor Centre, University of Notre Dame Australia Broome Campus, Sisters of St John of God Heritage Centre, Broome Bird Observatory, Nyamba Buru Yawuru, Dept of Education, ABC Open, Environs Kimberley, Kimberley Bookshop, Kimberley Training Institute, Broome Advertiser.

Corrugated Lines is unfunded except for input in cash and kind from out-of town speakers and local contributors. The organisers are pleased to offer inspirational events for local lovers of words and like-minded visitors to Broome and the Kimberley.

We invite you to join us in any capacity you please: as an audience member, speaker, visiting author, presenter or event organiser.

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Go here for a pdf version: Corrugated Lines 2016 Program

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Backroom Press Events for Corrugated Lines 2016

Book Treasure Hunt Friday 5th August

Books were placed in strategic spots at various locations around the town.  Festival goers were encouraged to hunt for the books that looked like this.


Some who found books responded:

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‘We found a book! The tough, astringent but riveting Lionel Shriver’



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‘At the love your red pen, love your tush workshop with Jill Stansfield who has found a Backroom Press Inc. treasure hunt book!’



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‘Found this book on a bus stop outside the Mangrove Hotel… its a great book and going to be replaced by another! Thank you and i will keep the treasure hunt going.’


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‘Yay!! Look what we scored at the Aarli Bar! Not only a good coffee but two great books..’The Undomestic Goddess’ by Sophie Kinsella and ‘Big Brother’ by Lionel Shriver. Thank you Corrugated Lines team for terrific ideas. Looking forward to a weekend of great reading; Robyn Hatherley.


Market Stall Saturday 6th August

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Authors were available to sign books at the Backroom Press Market Stall.

Bringing Stories to life: An introduction to illustrating children’s books with Kerry Jordinson – Sunday 7th August 2.30 (Bernardine Room, 9 Barker St)

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‘We had a really fun afternoon and the time just flew by! Kerry was very encouraging and put us all at ease. She had a great balance of information, mainly from her own experience, and passion. I certainly went away feeling more confident to have a go at bringing a story to life through illustration – although will need a fair amount of practice!’  Sarah, a workshop participant.