If you’ve been listening to my podcast of late, you’ll know that I’ve been hard at work behind the scenes as part of the team creating the first Shoalhaven Readers’ & Writers’ Festival. It’s a project dear to my heart as, having grown up in a regional area and watching my kids grow up in a regional area, I understand just how difficult it is to experience all the various things that city folk take for granted.
So it’s very exciting to be able to bring authors to our doorstep.
The festival will take place on Saturday 4 August, 2018, in Nowra, NSW, and comprises an adult festival, with panel discussions, workshops and more, and a children’s festival, with sessions for all ages and a fabulous Jackie French-inspired costume parade.
Featured authors include Jackie French, Melina Marchetta, Frank Moorhouse, Dianne Blacklock, Alan Baxter, Eleanor Limprecht, Catherine McKinnon, Ron Petty, and Tim Harris.
I’m very much looking forward to (and a little nervous about!) my opportunity to be ‘in conversation’ with the fabulous Melina Marchetta. Otherwise, I’ll be buzzing about all day so if you come along, be sure to say hi!
You can find out more about the program and buy tickets here (they’re limited, so get in quick!). And like the festival on Facebook to keep up with news and updates!