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Author event: "Celebrating Australian Writing" by Annette Marfording
Tue. 18 October 2016, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm AEDT
Join Annette Marfording (http://www.annettemarfording.com/), former Program Director of the Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival and creator of a radio program on Australian writers and their work, as she talks about the value of reading Australian literature – for readers and writers – and the current risks for the survival of Australian literature.
Her book Celebrating Australian Writing: Conversations with Australian Authors features 21 in-depth conversations with contemporary Australian authors, delving into their body of work, central themes, strengths, writing methods and what they perceive as central tips for aspiring writers.
Authors include David Malouf, Charlotte Wood, Alex Miller, Di Morrissey, the late Bryce Courtenay, Michael Robotham, Robert Dessaix, and many more.
Books will be available for purchase directly from the author ($25); all profits from the sale of the book will be donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation of Australia.