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Feb

Lunch with Olympian Leisel Jones

The festival is thrilled to announce a special event with Olympic gold medallist Leisel Jones on the opening day of the festival, Friday 1 April. From the gold medal dais at the Beijing Olympic Games to the depths of depression, Leisel will talk to Newcastle sport identity Brett Keeble about the highs and lows of life in the fast lane, as well as finding her feet after competitive swimming. She will also sign copies of her memoir Body Lengths.

The lunch will be held from 12pm to 2pm at Crowne Plaza Newcastle and the $55 ticket includes a welcome glass of bubbly and two-course meal. Thank you to genXwomen and MacLean’s Booksellers for supporting this event.

Click here for tickets and if you have special dietary requirements email admin@newcastlewritersfestival.org.au by Wednesday, 23 March. Please note that door sales will not be available.

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