GIVE YOUR STORIES A FUTURE: Sunday 8th April, 10am – Newcastle Writers Festival – FREE session

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Margaret Jackson, Maree Gallop and Aidan Walsh with Jessie Ansons as host at the 2015 Newcastle Writers Festival

This weekend is the Newcastle Writers Festival, and our group will be hosting a free session at 10am on Sunday morning, in Newcastle City Hall. It’s called ‘Give your stories a future: How three local writers bring their writing to life‘.

You’ll hear from three members of Hunter Story Creators talk about their published pieces and the process they went through to get to that point. You’ll get practical advice, similar to previous sessions our group has run, but this year we’re doing it in casual conversation style to give you a deeper insight into what makes our three authors tick.

At the end of the session, we’ll be launching Aidan R Walsh’s very first novel, The Game Bird.

What makes our session unique?

Our three panelists – Maree Gallop, Sally Egan and Aidan R Walsh – are local emerging writers. There are no major book deals under their belts (not yet at least!) and they truly write for the love of writing.

That’s not to say they haven’t had their successes: all three have had short stories published and been shortlisted or won writing competitions. At our session on Sunday, you’ll hear how they got to the point of publishing and you’ll have the opportunity to ask your own questions too.

Who is on the panel? (click each name for detail)

Jessie Ansons (host)

Maree Gallop

Sally Egan

Aidan R Walsh

Where can I get more info?

For details of the event, go to one of the following pages:

Facebook event

https://www.facebook.com/events/214404382632144/

Newcastle Writers Festival 2018 program

http://www.newcastlewritersfestival.org.au/session/give-your-stories-a-future-how-three-local-writers-bring-their-writing-to-life/

 

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We had our second ever writers retreat on the weekend: two nights in a shared house at Boomerang Beach.

The relaxed environment and like-minded company allowed the creative energy to flow. We all felt inspired, received incidental support with our writing when we needed it, and had uninterrupted hours of writing.

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