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Launch of 2017 Newcastle Writers Festival Program

The launch of the 2017 Newcastle Writers Festival program was held at Newcastle Region Library. Festival director Rosemarie Milsom thanked sponsors, including Arts NSW, Newcastle City Council, The University of Newcastle, Australia, Port of Newcastle and Hunter Writers Centre, as well as the festival’s media partners Newcastle Herald, ABC Newcastle and Intouch Magazine.

Rosemarie outlined her inspiration for this year’s program – the power of story: “It strikes me that when we shut off from each other and fail to listen to each other’s stories, we risk losing our empathy. In creating this year’s program I wanted to celebrate the power that storytelling has to unify us.”

Photos by Chris Patterson @Intervision. Hard copies of this year’s program are available from Hunter Region libraries and can be requested here.