Still can’t say no…

So my epic fail at saying no to events and festivals continues.

In the latest installment, I’ll be appearing at Williamstown Literary Festival on Fri 16 & Sat 17 June. In my defense, the program director said I could interview whoever I want. Plus it’s the 20th anniversary of the festival this year, one of the first ever festivals I appeared at after my debut novel, Behind the Night Bazaar, was published in 2006. So it was a hard yes when Willy Lit Fest came calling. I’ll be part of the following events:

Fri 16 June, 7.30-10.00PM, Williamstown Town Hall – The Ballroom

Join festival favourites, as the Stereo Stories band celebrates the songs that shape our lives. With special guests Jock Serong, Nick Gadd, Jacinta Parsons, Rijn Collins, Angela Savage, Katherine Kovacic and Willy’s own Andy Griffiths and Smokie Dawson.

Seating for Stereo Stories will be general admission, with both theatre-style rows and cabaret-style tables available. Arrive together to sit together. BYO snacks, drinks available at the festival bar. Tickets.

(I wrote a couple of pieces for the Stereo Stories website and got to read one of them at Port Fairy Literary Festival in 2022. I’m absolutely thrilled to be reading again in Melbourne alongside some of my favourite writers people).

Sat 17 June, 10.00AM-11.00AM, Williamstown Town Hall – The Chamber

Grief is complicated. Paul Dalgarno (A Country of Eternal Light) speaks to Angela Savage about remaining wanted by our loved ones, dead or alive, and reckoning with our pasts. Early bird tickets available.

(I loved Paul’s latest novel and I can’t wait to talk with him about it).

Sat 17 June, 4.30-5.30PM, Williamstown Town Hall – Meeting Room 2

Anne Casey-Hardy discusses the terrifying thrills of innocence, from a place of experience. In conversation with Angela Savage. Early bird tickets available.

(Another irresistible opportunity to talk with the author of a book I loved).

In between the sessions that I’m chairing, I plan to attend as much of the day’s events as I can. Browse the whole stunning program.


About Angela Savage

Angela Savage is a Melbourne writer, who has lived and travelled extensively in Asia. She won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript, and the Scarlet Stiletto Award short story award. Her latest novel is, Mother of Pearl, published by Transit Lounge. Angela holds a PhD in Creative Writing, is former CEO of Writers Victoria, and currently works as CEO of Public Libraries Victoria.
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7 Responses to Still can’t say no…

  1. I completely understand your reluctance to agree to every invitation you get, Angela. There just is no time. But, the attendees will be lucky to meet you. One of these days at some point I hope to be one of them.

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  2. julietwohig says:

    This looks like a fabulous festival Angela. I’d love to be there but it’s just 2 days before I head off for a month, so sadly, I’ll miss seeing you! Have a fun time.

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  3. John Marlton says:

    Hello Angela,

    Lovely to see I am in some way still in your loop? Also pleased to see you are very busy in the literary world. My life has slowed to a very slow walking pace – literally but still getting ready to fly up to Magnetic Island – no longer able to drive long distances. I just wanted to say a brief hello again and have some nice thoughts about Olgamary. She was very special. I do hope you and your family are keeping well . My very best wishes, John Marlton. PS. Please say a nice hello to Penny Ryan if you still have contact with her in Melbourne. I fail on all counts staying in contact with old friends.

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  4. nickowriter says:

    Can’t wait to share the Stereo Stories stage with you Angela! – Nick

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