Well, tomorrow is the big kick-off for this year's festival and all the final preparations are well and truly under way. There has been a last minute rush on registrations and the workshops are filling up fast, especially Creating Memorable Characters workshop.
We have only one Publishing Consultation left with Ali Lavau so the first person to contact me this morning will snaffle it.
If you haven't registered and would still like to come you will be able to pay at the door but If you are able to email your registration please do. That way I can put you into your workshop.
We regretfully announce that due to personal reasons Ursula Dubosarsky will be unable to appear at our Adult Festival on Sunday 13th November.
The wonderful Melina Marchetta has generously agreed to step into Ursula's shoes. Melina is the highly acclaimed author of the YA novels Looking For Alibrandi, Saving Francesca and The Piper's Son. Her latest book, Froi of the Exiles is the sequel to her first fantasy novel, Finnikin of the Rock.
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.