The St Albans Writers’ Festival is just a few weeks away (18-20 September) and ticket sales are booming.
We’re delighted to welcome the wonderful Stephen Luby, the producer of the television adaptation of The Secret River. He’ll speak about the process of adapting the book and the importance of communicating the story of the relationship between indigenous Australians and first settlers in our valley to a large audience.
We are also very excited to announce that Stephanie Bishop, author of The Singing, which saw her named as one of the Sydney Morning Herald’s Best Young Australian Novelists, is joining us for the weekend. Her second novel, The Other Side of the World, was recently shortlisted for the 2014 Australian/Vogel’s Literary Award. Stephanie is currently at work on a third novel and a collection of essays.
This new and intimate Australian literary festival (places are limited to about 350) will celebrate writers, books and writing of all styles, genres and forms. It happens over two days and two evenings, starting on Friday 18 September with drinks and nibbles at the Festival Centre.
The landscape of the Hawkesbury, with its diverse population of farmers, artists, writers, tree-changers and weekenders, provides a unique and stimulating setting to meet writers, discuss books and debate ideas.
TICKETS: Day Pass $65 for four sessions ($80 including Saturday night film night); Weekend Pass $110 for eight sessions ($125 including Saturday night film night)