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
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.
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.
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!
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.
Thanks, Marg. Carmel Bird’s workshop will be great. She’s a very experienced author and teacher.
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.
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.
Thanks, Di. The only disappointing thing about the Festival is that some of the sessions I really want to attend are on at the same time. I know you’ll enjoy Carmel Bird’s workshop.
Congratulations, Karen, being short-listed. That’s wonderful!
And, wow! what a great list of speakers.
Thanks, Anne. I can’t wait to see what the visual artist does with the text of my story. There is certainly a great line-up of talent this year.
That’s really exciting Karen, good luck with everything….
Thanks, Michael. It is exciting. It’s not everyday your story becomes part of an art work. Unless you have a son who’s an artist! Mmmm…
Well that hasn’t happened to me….yet…..good luck with it all….