The Sutherland Shire Writers' Festival is delighted to announce the addition of Dianne (Di) Bates to our line-up for this year. As the author of over 100 books Di is a minor legend in the Australian publishing industry. Di will be appearing at both our Adult and Children's festivals.
In an extraordinary act of generosity Di has offered to donate $100 of her appearance fee to become a Prize for the winner of our Pitch Your Manuscript session.
Jodie Wells-Slowgrove is the founder and of the Sutherland Shire Writers' Festival. She is also a writer, manuscript assessor and teacher-librarian. Jodie's latest publication is a children's fantasy series for Penguin Books 2014, 2015.