2015 Batemans Bay Writers Festival launched: Photos

2015 Batemans Bay Writers Festival launched: Photos Batemans Bay Writers Festival treasurer James Henningham, events and program coordinator Marion Roubos-Bennett, Eurobodalla mayor Lindsay Brown, secretary Suye Mackenzie and media liaison Sarah Veitch celebrated the launch of the June long weekend festival on Friday night.
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Batemans Bay Writers Festival treasurer James Henningham gives the welcome address at the launch.

Eurobodalla mayor Lindsay Brown officially opens the festival.

Batemans Bay Writers Festival events and program coordinator Marion Roubos-Bennett announces the line-up.

Peter Boys, Marianne Ruffin and Margaret McClintock of Batemans Bay.

Sharyn Saville and John and Fay Ulph of Nelligen.

Mary Clark and Jann Adamson of Batemans Bay and Diana Cody of South Durras.

Joy Poulain and Julie Condon of Batemans Bay.

Batemans Bay Writers Festival committee member Stephanie Williams, information officer and website manager Gary Kellly, and featured author and committee member Rita Wagner.

TweetFacebookThe Rosie Project, had been sold in more than 30 countries and was on Bill Gates’ six books for summer reading list.

Simsion’s sequel, The Rosie Effect, is equally clever and surprising, she said.

“Graeme won the 2012 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript with The Rosie Project, and the novel was the Australian Book Industry Association Book of the Year for 2014,” Ms Roubos-Bennett said.

“To have an author of such international renown is an amazing coup for the festival.”

Indigenous author and playwright Julie Janson, is another stellar addition to the festival line-up.

“Her works include The Crocodile Hotel, an epic story about a young Aboriginal single mother, and a contemporary theatre work The Eyes of Marege, shortlisted for the prestigious Patrick White Award,” Ms Roubos-Bennett said.

“They’ll join one of Australia’s foremost crime fiction writers, Gabrielle Lord, to headline our program.”

Other authors include Jeff Apter, James Bradley, Anne Buist, Paul Brunton, Mark Henshaw, Linda Jaivin, Hannie Rayson and Susan Wyndham.

Ms Roubos-Bennett said that in response to feedback last year, more workshops would be featured in the program, including memoir writing, creative researching and interviewing; a poetry workshopand Wright for Delight, a creative writing workshop with local writer and comic performer Harry Laing.

“I’m also pleased that the festival will see the launch of the Eurobodalla Fellowship of Australian Authors anthology, Flights of Fancy,” she said.

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