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Category: Book Launches


Double poetry book launch: DH Lawrence edition and David Musgrave 13 May

Invitation to a Joint Book Launch You are invited to attend a joint launch of D. H. Lawrence‘s The Poems, Volume III: Uncollected Poems and Early Versions, edited by Christopher…

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2018 Newcastle Writers Festival/ joanne burns Microlit Award finalists announced

The finalists in the 2018 NWF/joanne burns MicroLit Award have now been announced. Two of these finalists will go on to win the joanne burns Microlit Award for the National…

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Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton – SECOND SHOW

Due to overwhelming demand a second event featuring much-loved Australian children’s author Andy Griffiths and his illustrator sidekick Terry Denton has been announced for Newcastle at 4.30pm on Sunday, July…

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Newcastle Writers Festival 2017: revel in the poetry

It is the fifth year for Newcastle Writers Festival, and the poetry program is bigger and better than ever. Over the three days of the Festival, 7-9 April 2017, there…

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Michael Sala’s The Restorer

Newcastle writer and 2017 festival guest Michael Sala is receiving positive reviews for his debut novel, The Restorer.  Set in Newcastle East during the late 1980s, the book explores the…

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Looking forward, looking back

Newcastle Writers Festival is proud to be working with The Lock-Up on a special panel discussion on Saturday, 16 July, to tie in with the exhibition, It’s Timely Too. Panellists…

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Peter Garrett in Conversation – 22 October

On Thursday, 22 October, well-known Midnight Oil frontman Peter Garrett will be the star attraction at a special event at Newcastle City Hall. Peter will discuss his autobiography Big Blue…

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Magda Szubanski in Conversation – 10 October

On Saturday, 10 October, the much-loved comedian will visit Newcastle to discuss her new memoir Reckoning. Festival Director Rosemarie Milsom will be speaking to Magda about her extraordinary book, which…

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Launch of The River Cottage Australia Cookbook

BOOK LAUNCH – The Edwards, Friday 24 April, from 4.30pm Chef Paul West grew up in the Hunter and turned his back on haute cuisine to become an advocate for sustainable farming and…

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