The fabulous Newcastle Writers Festival is coming soon! I might be biased but I think it’s the best festival in Australia – both intimate and exciting with a very wide range of exceptional authors and such an incredible range of topics that I struggle to choose what to attend. As always I have a full roster of my own events including a big poetry launching day on the 1st of April:
- 11:30am Flying islands group book launch This includes readings from the works of four new series Flying Island poets.
- 3pm joint book launch with the wonderful Willo Drummond, who will be launching my Bobish and I’ll be launching her Moon Wrasse. Willo and I are good friends and a mutual admiration society so it will be a fun and exuberant session with lots of laughter and of course powerful readings.
- 430pm Woman of Words anthology launch featuring readings from this fund-raising collection by me, Ellen Shelley, Gillian Swain and host and the powerhouse behind the series, Janette Hoppe.
On the 2nd of April at 130pm I’ll be hosting a panel with editor Mohammad Awad and two authors – Claire Albrecht and Kristen Dunphy from the Red Room and Upswell anthology Admissions: Voices within Mental Health.
Again, all of my events are free ones (get there early as it’s always first come best dressed with the free events) and I’d love to see you there! Download the full program here: https://www.newcastlewritersfestival.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/NWF23-Schedule_Final-1-1.pdf