Bellingen Readers’ and Writers’ Festival – June Long Weekend


Jessie will be participating in the Bellingen Readers’ and Writers’ Festival this June Long Weekend. If you’re in town, come and say hi!

Writing the environment.

Saturday 6th of June at the Memorial Hall

1.30 – 2.30pm

From Parramatta to Mullumbimby place exerts a powerful influence on our authors’ writing. How closely do the real environments resemble created worlds of their novels?
Jessie Cole, Felicity Castagna and Peter Macinnis
Chair: Brian Purcell
Single session $20.00

Social issues in fiction

Sunday 7th June at the Memorial Hall

11.15am – 12. 00pm

Jessie Cole’s and Diana Sweeney’s novels include parental abuse, single mothers with children from a succession of departed men; and sexual abuse and teenage pregnancy respectively. Robert Drewe has addressed both social and political issues in his work.
Robert Drewe, Jessie Cole and Diana Sweeney
Chair: Irina Dunn
Single session $20.00

To check out the program: BRWF PROGRAM

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