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Southern Highlands Writers' Festival 2024

Fri 26th Jul 2024, 10:30 am - Sun 28th Jul 2024, 3:30 pm AEST

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  1. FRIDAY 26 JULY

    1. Writers’ Boot Camp with Posie Graeme-Evans

      Posie Graeme-Evans will lead our inaugural Writers’ Boot Camp focusing on character development, story arc and writer’s block. Posie is one of Australia’s most respected television and film producers, as well as an editor, screenwriter, director and author. She is best known as the creator and showrunner of McLeod's Daughters and the co-creator and co-producer of Hi-5. Her books include The Dressmaker, Wildwood and The Anne Trilogy.

      Posie Graeme-Evans will lead our inaugural Writers’ Boot Camp focusing on character development, story arc and writer’s block. Posie is one of Australia’s most respected television and film producers, as well as an editor, screenwriter, director and author. She is best known as the creator and showrunner of McLeod's Daughters and the co-creator and co-producer of Hi-5. Her books include The Dressmaker, Wildwood and The Anne Trilogy.

      $25.00
      100 ticket(s) left
    2. Catherine McKinnon in Conversation

      Catherine McKinnon is an author and Associate Professor at Wollongong University’s School of the Arts, English and Media. Her novel Storyland was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award, the Barbara Jefferis Award and the Voss Literary Prize. Merrigong Theatre has commissioned an adaptation of Storyland, to be co-written by Catherine and Aunty Barb Nicholson. Catherine’s latest book, To Sing of War is a rich and thrilling novel of love, war and friendship.

      Catherine McKinnon is an author and Associate Professor at Wollongong University’s School of the Arts, English and Media. Her novel Storyland was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award, the Barbara Jefferis Award and the Voss Literary Prize. Merrigong Theatre has commissioned an adaptation of Storyland, to be co-written by Catherine and Aunty Barb Nicholson. Catherine’s latest book, To Sing of War is a rich and thrilling novel of love, war and friendship.

      $25.00
      122 ticket(s) left
    3. Caroline Overington in Conversation

      Caroline Overington is one of Australia's most successful writers and journalists and is currently the Literary Editor at The Weekend Australian. Caroline has written fourteen books, including the top-ten bestseller The One Who Got Away, and Last Woman Hanged, which won the Davitt Award for True Crime Writing in 2015.

      Caroline Overington is one of Australia's most successful writers and journalists and is currently the Literary Editor at The Weekend Australian. Caroline has written fourteen books, including the top-ten bestseller The One Who Got Away, and Last Woman Hanged, which won the Davitt Award for True Crime Writing in 2015.

      $25.00
      109 ticket(s) left
    4. STELLA - The Miles Franklin Story

      Don’t miss Stella’s executive director, Fiona Sweet and ambassador Paula McLean, joined by musician and composer Monique diMattina to discuss the Stella Prize and the importance of championing Australian women writers. Then enjoy an exclusive live preview performance of STELLA: The Miles Franklin Story, a new Australian musical telling the extraordinary life story of Australia author Stella Miles Franklin.

      Don’t miss Stella’s executive director, Fiona Sweet and ambassador Paula McLean, joined by musician and composer Monique diMattina to discuss the Stella Prize and the importance of championing Australian women writers. Then enjoy an exclusive live preview performance of STELLA: The Miles Franklin Story, a new Australian musical telling the extraordinary life story of Australia author Stella Miles Franklin.

      $35.00
      112 ticket(s) left
  2. SATURDAY 27 JULY

    1. Glen Humphries in Conversation

      Glen Humphries is an award-winning senior journalist with the Illawarra Mercury with more than two decades' worth of experience in newspapers. His latest book, Aussie Rock Anthems, tells the stories of some of Australia's best-known pop and rock songs; chances are, each song is not what you had assumed.

      Glen Humphries is an award-winning senior journalist with the Illawarra Mercury with more than two decades' worth of experience in newspapers. His latest book, Aussie Rock Anthems, tells the stories of some of Australia's best-known pop and rock songs; chances are, each song is not what you had assumed.

      $25.00
      127 ticket(s) left
    2. Nicola Moriarty in Conversation

      Nicola Moriarty’s books have sold more than a quarter of a million copies worldwide. Her highly successful and award-winning novels include The Fifth Letter, Those Other Women, The Ex and You Need To Know, gracing bestseller lists in Australia, the US and the UK, often with multiple producers chasing the film rights! Her latest gripping new thriller, Every Last Suspect, is unputdownable and arguably her best yet.

      Nicola Moriarty’s books have sold more than a quarter of a million copies worldwide. Her highly successful and award-winning novels include The Fifth Letter, Those Other Women, The Ex and You Need To Know, gracing bestseller lists in Australia, the US and the UK, often with multiple producers chasing the film rights! Her latest gripping new thriller, Every Last Suspect, is unputdownable and arguably her best yet.

      $25.00
      114 ticket(s) left
    3. Liz Hayes in Conversation

      Journalist Liz Hayes has graced Australian television screens for more than four decades. In her highly anticipated, inspirational and candid bestselling new memoir, I’m Liz Hayes, she describes how after a lifetime of reporting on others, when tragedy struck her own family, sometimes the hardest story to tell is your own.

      Journalist Liz Hayes has graced Australian television screens for more than four decades. In her highly anticipated, inspirational and candid bestselling new memoir, I’m Liz Hayes, she describes how after a lifetime of reporting on others, when tragedy struck her own family, sometimes the hardest story to tell is your own.

      $25.00
      88 ticket(s) left
    4. Catherine Fox in Conversation

      Walkley Award–winning journalist Catherine Fox AM spent two decades at the Financial Review, writing the popular Corporate Woman column. In her new book, Breaking the Boss Bias, Catherine examines why no matter how qualified and experienced, women continue to be underestimated and face an obstacle course of sexism, in order to get to the decision-making table.

      Walkley Award–winning journalist Catherine Fox AM spent two decades at the Financial Review, writing the popular Corporate Woman column. In her new book, Breaking the Boss Bias, Catherine examines why no matter how qualified and experienced, women continue to be underestimated and face an obstacle course of sexism, in order to get to the decision-making table.

      $25.00
      109 ticket(s) left
  3. SUNDAY 28 JULY

    1. Andrew Ford in Conversation

      Andrew Ford OAM is a composer, writer, and presenter of The Music Show on ABC Radio National. Andrew has written eleven books and his most recent, The Shortest History of Music, is an authoritative tour through several thousand years of music that sets out to understand what exactly music is – and why humans are irresistibly drawn to making it.

      Andrew Ford OAM is a composer, writer, and presenter of The Music Show on ABC Radio National. Andrew has written eleven books and his most recent, The Shortest History of Music, is an authoritative tour through several thousand years of music that sets out to understand what exactly music is – and why humans are irresistibly drawn to making it.

      $25.00
      126 ticket(s) left
    2. Mark Dapin in Conversation

      True crime is one of Australia’s fast-growing genres, and Mark Dapin’s latest work, Carnage, has been dubbed a true crime cult classic in the making. Mark is an acclaimed journalist, author, screenwriter and historian and holds a doctorate in military history. He has worked as consultant producer on Network Seven TV show Armed and Dangerous, and as screenwriter on Stan’s Wolf Creek 2.

      True crime is one of Australia’s fast-growing genres, and Mark Dapin’s latest work, Carnage, has been dubbed a true crime cult classic in the making. Mark is an acclaimed journalist, author, screenwriter and historian and holds a doctorate in military history. He has worked as consultant producer on Network Seven TV show Armed and Dangerous, and as screenwriter on Stan’s Wolf Creek 2.

      $25.00
      115 ticket(s) left
    3. David Marr in Conversation

      David Marr is a journalist, a political and social commentator and one of the country's most accomplished non-fiction writers. His latest book, Killing for Country: A Family Story, is a richly detailed saga of politics and power in the colonial world.

      David Marr is a journalist, a political and social commentator and one of the country's most accomplished non-fiction writers. His latest book, Killing for Country: A Family Story, is a richly detailed saga of politics and power in the colonial world.

      $25.00
      80 ticket(s) left

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Southern Highlands Writers' Festival 2024
Fri 26th Jul 2024, 10:30 am - Sun 28th Jul 2024, 3:30 pm AEST

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