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Due to government advice about the impact of COVID-19 and events, the Newcastle Writers Festival 2020 has been cancelled and all tickets will be refunded. The health and safety of our writers, audiences and volunteers are our priority. Read about the refund process. Thank you for your understanding.
Newcastle Writers Festival is delighted to present Richard Flanagan in conversation with Jennifer Byrne.
The Living Sea of Waking Dreams is an ember storm of a novel. This is Booker Prize-winning novelist Richard Flanagan at his most moving.
This digital event is broadcast from 7pm AEST, 29 September 2020 in Australia & New Zealand. Ticket-holders will be able to view the conversation on demand until 13 October.
Newcastle Writers Festival will be the first major literary festival to turn to online program delivery since the COVID-19 crisis started to take hold in Australia. Festival director Rosemarie Milsom has mobilised writers to take their stories and experiences directly into people’s homes.
We hope you’ll join us this weekend for a special Newcastle Writers Festival. We may not be able to sit side by side, but we can still unite online through our love of books. #NWFStoriesToYou
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