The fourth annual Newcastle Writers Festival is happening on 1-3 April 2016, and I am thrilled to be part of it.
My partner in life and crime fiction, Andrew Nette, and I were initially invited to the festival to be part of the launch of Crime Scenes, an anthology of short crime fiction, edited by Zane Lovitt and published by Spineless Wonders, in which we both have stories.
But as festival director extraordinaire Rosemarie Milsom is never one to miss an opportunity, since we happen to be there, we’re also going to be chairing a couple of panels, too. As a result, I got gifted a truly stunning festival pre-reading pile (right). Times like these, I love my life!
My official festival gigs are as follows:
The romance and reality of life in another country.
With Nancy Knudsen and Patti Miller. Hosted by Angela Savage
Sat 2 April, 2016, 11.30am-12.30pm, Hunter Room, City Hall
Partners in Crime: The role of the short story in crime fiction
Discussion & book launch.
With Zane Lovitt, Andrew Nette and Angela Savage. Hosted by Jaye Ford.
Crime Scenes to be launched by Barry Maitland.
Sat 2 April, 2016, 3pm-3.45pm & 3.45pm-4.15pm, Mulubinba Room, City Hall
Fiction writers discuss how real life inspires and infuses their work.
With Fleur Ferris, Jaye Ford, Rod Jones and Charlotte Wood.
Hosted by Angela Savage.
Sun 3 April, 2016, 11.30am-12.30pm, Civic Theatre.
I can barely contain my excitement (or my nerves) at the thought of participating in these sessions.
I had the great pleasure of being part of the second Newcastle Writers Festival in 2014, and I can’t wait to be part of this one. When not chairing sessions, I’ll be trying to get to as many sessions as I can on this amazing program, and catching up with friends.
If you’re in Newcastle on the first weekend in April, please do drop by and say hi.