A night with Magda Szubanski
The wonderful Magda Szubanski entertained a full house on Saturday night at a special out-of-festival event at Watt Street ARC. Newcastle Writers Festival director Rosemarie Milsom spoke to Magda about her compelling memoir Reckoning, in which she explores her father’s Polish history and details the long and painful process of coming to terms with her sexuality. She was serious, hilarious, and very warm. Magda even performed her unique version of Irish dancing – from the waist up – and revealed she had been drunk-texted by Shane Warne. What a night! Thank you to the lovely Festival volunteers, MacLean’s Booksellers, Scion Audio, Text Publishing and photographer Simone De Peak.