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Photos from Southern Highlands Writers' Festival

Michelle Morgan - Monday, July 14, 2014

What an amazing writers' festival, and not just because I was one of the speakers!

I really enjoyed talking about my writing process and YA novel, Racing the Moon, and answering questions from the audience. Thank you everyone who came to my 'Young at heart' session and to those who bought my book. 

Everyone that I spoke to at the festival commented on how stimulating and inspirational the speakers were, and those who attended workshops were also very pleased and complimentary. Some people had even travelled from interstate to attend the festival.

The Bradman Museum proved to be the perfect venue. What better place to hold a major literary event than in a world-class Australian cultural institution?

The Bookshop Bowral and Berkelouw Book Barn did a fantastic job selling books, while the museum coffee shops kept up the supply of tea and coffee, and delicious fresh food. The three course literary dinner at Biota Dining was amazing, and surpassed our expectations. By all accounts, the Fest Factor talent quest on Friday night for poets, singer-songwriters, comedians and writers was a lot of fun.

The Southern Highlands Writers' Festival is one of the best organised literary events that I've been to, and I look forward to 2015. Many thanks to Michaela Bolzan, the Festival Director, and her incredible team of volunteers!

Below are a couple of photos from my 'Young at heart" session. You'll also find more photos from the festival on the Southern Highland News and Southern Highlands Writers' Festival websites. Look out for articles and photos on the event in coming issues of the Southern Highland News and Highlife Magazine.

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Two days to the Southern Highlands Writers' Festival

Michelle Morgan - Thursday, July 10, 2014

It's only two days to the Southern Highlands Writers’ Festival at the Bradman Museum in beautiful Bowral. Although some of the sessions have been booked out there are still some tickets available. There are also three FREE sessions (including mine) and you don't need to book!

In "Young at Heart" on Saturday at 11.15, I'll be talking about some of the things I've learnt about writing for the teen market. The bookshop will also have copies of Racing the Moon available for purchase.

The two other free sessions at the festival are:

"Conversations to have with your kids" on Saturday at 1.15pm - Michael Parker (Headmaster at Oxley College) will be discussing how to develop the next generation of ethical thinkers, a topic covered in his two books, which will also be available in the bookshop.

"Finding inspiration" on Sunday at 12.45pm - Samantha Tidy will discuss how her life journey is reflected in her writing and her latest book, The Happiness Jar, which will also be available.

Check out the Festival program for Saturday and Sunday.

Hope to see you there!

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Southern Highlands Writers' Festival

Michelle Morgan - Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Southern Highlands Writers’ Festival will be held at the Bradman Museum in Bowral from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 July. Come along and meet some of Australia's finest writers of books, poetry, TV and plays.

A few of the sessions will be free, including "Young at Heart" on Saturday at 11.15am, where I'll be talking about some of the things I've learnt so far on writing for the teen market. The bookshop will also have copies of Racing the Moon available for purchase. Hope to see you there!

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