St Albans Writers’ Festival 2017 8th to 10th September
Escape over the Hawkesbury and explore a world of writing with the third St Albans Writers Festival, featuring a range of author talks to suit all tastes.
Is sport your passion? David Hill talks about his new book on Australian sport with sports journalist Tracey Holmes. Are you a crime aficionado? Hear Baz Radburn and Melina Marchetta talking about their criminal minds to crime writer Nigel Bartlett, or ABC journalists Tony Jones and Michael Brissenden telling John M Green why they’ve turned to writing thrillers. If you love fiction, there is a wealth of sessions – from emerging writers to the latest books from Australian legend Tom Keneally, and established novelist Kathryn Heyman and Hugh Mackay. Intimate terrorism looks at three novels where violence takes place close to home. We mix fact and fiction – Speculating on climate change and Ageing sessions use novels and nonfiction to lead into discussion of those topics.