Blog

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.

» Share this post

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!

» Share this post

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!

Friday program              Saturday program               Sunday program

 

» Share this post

Recent Posts

Tags

society of children's book writers and illustrators tasmania Bowral Art Gallery books book depository deep sky allen & unwin hans christian andersen Reader's Companion Armidale Sydney Harbour Bridge telopea park school reviews smashwords indigenous literacy day lachlan philpott Spotlight On decimal currency too late for love MacLean's Booksellers theatre children's book council of australia NSW branch Gordon Library Australia Day di bates literary events writing process blog hop buzz words indie publishing libraries refugees Lismore Library coming-of-age fiction martin luther king, jr southern cross scbwi australia iTunes eBook self-publishing bologna children's book fair YA fiction author videos booktopia Magpies australian reading hour all the buzz about books mabo day just write for kids narrabundah college australian federation of graduate women canberra eBooks.com ulladulla library sharon mcguinness goodbye frankie goodreads deb robins southern highlands writers' festival griffin theatre sir charles kingsford smith Broadbeach Library fran knight goodreads giveaway festival of golden words writers' festivals plays berkelouw books Moss Vale Campus Library gerringong historical society museum elaine ousten playwriting Kings Cross Theatre shoalhaven libraries 19 March 1932 jackie french refugee week romy sharp indigenous literacy foundation playwriting festival spark award older readers 2017 barbara braxton racing the moon 14 february 1966 bradman museum bill condon combined book exhibit clancy tucker blog tour Paperchain Manuka 12 curly questions giveaway act writers centre ANZAC Day international children's book day 2014 jamberoo public school elizabeth gilbert children's book council of australia national conference bookstop[ middle grade fiction skylight books book fairs playwrights retreat authors KXT australian literature highlife magazine St Paul's Primary School alexander mccall smith reconciliation Muswellbrook Library Woollahra Library read3r'zrevu Reading Time ubud, bali bookworld Bookshop Bowral WritingNSW lovereading4kids QBD teachers' notes kobo NAIDOC week writing workshops ann harth flying through clouds bushwalking copyediting national simultaneous storytime barnes&noble ubud writers & readers festival ainslie + gorman arts centre fishpond Mitchell Library atyp tom keneally centre author talks seven mile beach griffin press paperback State Library of NSW karma festival of dangerous ideas ReadPlus Historical Novel Society kids' book review children's book council of australia illawarra south coast bookshops historical novel society australasia potts point bookshop sydney mechanics school of arts library better read than dead CBCA book of the year awards sydney writers festival 2019 children's / YA literature Quirindi Library teen fiction awards CBCA Children's Book Week nook believing book tour holidays tanika gupta storytellers festival captain tobias furneaux mother's day michelle morgan readhowyouwant sandy fussell gorman arts centre byron writers festival book cover design bay of fires valentine's day book launch smsa library Books + Publishing nsw writers' centre festivals literary lunch Newcastle writers' festival amazon kindle frankfurt book fair Grafton Library Abbey's Bookshop mETAphor chloe mauger kindle big book day out kate gordon jump for jordan Anniversary Day book trailer dymocks sally odgers Taree Library berkelouw book barn illustrators eBook mall Dymocks Brisbane Tamworth City Library bookloons southern highland news heart of australia Port Macquarie Library lyn linning interviews children's book council of australia sydney opera house sophie masson australian standing orders hnsa good reading magazine autumn revel nowra library luke johnson Waterstones arielle gamble school visits sydney Dymock's Canberra amazon historical fiction Good Reading Tamworth Country Music Festival songs scbwi spark award 2017

Archive