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Authors announced for Queenscliffe, Northern Beaches literary festivals

Nearly 30 authors will appear at the inaugural Northern Beaches Readers Festival (NBRF), which will run at the Avalon Recreation Centre in NSW from 17–19 September.

Michael Robotham and Judy Nunn will headline the event, which will feature panels, in-conversations, Q&As and author signings. Other guests appearing at the festival include Kate Forsyth, Candice Fox, Sulari Gentill, Chris Hammer, Malcolm Knox and Nicola Moriarty.

Festival director Sandie Docker said: ‘Not only have we secured two icons of the Australian literary scene, we’ve also managed to put together a line-up that represents all the genres that readers love—from crime, to romance, historical fiction and mystery.’

The full program will be released when tickets go on sale in early August. For more information, see the website.

Program announced for Queenscliffe Literary Festival

The program for the Queenscliffe Literary Festival, which will run over the last three weekends of May at venues in Queenscliff and Point Lonsdale in regional Victoria, has been announced.

Running under the theme ‘Rethink’, the program features events with social psychologist Hugh Mackay, playwright and actor Hannie Rayson and Australian Ballet artistic director David McAllister, as well as interstate authors Rick Morton, Chris Hammer, Nikki Gemmell, Meg Keneally and Jonica Newby, and Victorian writers including Emma Viskic, J P Pomare, Nine Kenwood, Sofie Laguna, Alex Miller, Alice Pung and Favel Parrett.

The closing session, ‘The Original Storytellers’ with Indigenous storyteller and broadcaster Susan Moylan-Coombs, will be free to attend. To see the full program, click here.


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