Newcastle Writers Festival 2016

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Keep the weekend April 1 -3  free for the 2016 Newcastle Writers Festival. It’s an exciting line-up this year. Check out the program .

If you want to spruce up your writing there are Masterclasses by Carmel Bird 

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Carmel Bird

and Claire Scobie, and sessions on Self-publishing and how to Make your Writing Pop.

The Opening Night Event features Tim Flannery talking about his adventures with host John Doyle. 

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Tim Flannery

David Marr, Libby Hathorn, Druscilla Modjeska, Richard Glover, Kerri Glastonbury, Marion Halligan, Charlotte Wood and Michael Sala are just a few of the noted writers speaking at the Festival.

 

Newcastle’s most loved and respected authors will launch new books, including Zeny Giles and Jean Kent.

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Zeny Giles

The winners of the Newcastle Short Story Award will be announced on Friday at 5.30 pm at the City Hall.

On Saturday afternoon the work of the 4 finalists (including me!) in the Newcastle Writers Festival Microlit competition will be presented as art videos by author and visual artist Richard Holt, and the winner announced.

I hope to see you there!

 

 

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11 Responses to Newcastle Writers Festival 2016

  1. margaret jackson says:

    Thanks for this Karen – I have been able to follow your prompts and have booked for Carmel Bird’s session. It looks to be a great festival. Congratulations on being one of the four finalists in the Micro comp. good luck.

  2. Maree Gallop says:

    NWF16 how exciting! My seat is booked for the Carmel Bird Masterclass and I’m really looking forward to that, as well as all the other wonderful events. Congratulations on being a finalist in the Microlit comp., karen – a great achievement!

    • Thanks, Maree. I’m excited about this year’s festival, too. They are offering some great sessions from a wide range of subjects to do with books and writing. I’ll be at your group’s session ‘Make Your Writing Pop’ early to make sure I get a seat.

  3. dianathrelfo says:

    I want to echo the congratulations, Karen – a significant achievement to be one of the four finalists in the micro lit comp. The Festival has a fabulous line up of guests and presenters this year. Wish I could get to all the sessions, but like Marg and Maree, have booked into the Carmel Bird session.

  4. anne says:

    Congratulations, Karen, being short-listed. That’s wonderful!
    And, wow! what a great list of speakers.

  5. That’s really exciting Karen, good luck with everything….

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