Newcastle Writers Festival sessions

I’ll be talking about Understory at several sessions at the Newcastle Writers Festival next month, as well as leading a masterclass at the University of Newcastle for creative writing students.

I’m particularly excited about the session on Writing the Landscape with the wonderful Holly Ringland (The Lost Flowers of Alice Hart) and Lia Hills, chaired by Geordie Williamson. Landscape as at the heart of everything I do, but it is a real thrill to be on stage with Holly for her first ever festival session and to see the world embrace her, and her beautiful book, which is about to hit the shelves. And there is no one I would rather chair this session, because it turns out that Geordie and I have a childhood landscape in common.

NWF is a small, friendly festival and most of the sessions are FREE. This year’s guests include Bruce Pascoe, Jimmy Barnes, Gretel Killeen, and Eddie Ayers. Details of my sessions below:

A Life With Trees:
an interview with Keri Glastonbury
11.30am 7 April
City Hall
Free

Writing the Landscape: the transformative power of place
with Holly Ringland & Lia Hills, chaired by Geordie Williamson
10am 8 April
Free

Not Quite Overnight: the winding path to publication
with Melissa Lucaschenko & Wendy James, chaired by Conor McCarthy
1.30pm 8 April
Free

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