Aunty Deanna Schrieber 8:45 — 9:00 Welcome to Country Fellowship of Aust Writers (FAW) - Sutherland Branch Festival Welcome and Book Launch of FAW Anthology: Undercurrents
Patti Miller 9:00 — 10:00 The Joy of High Places: Spotlight on Patti Miller in conversation with Christine Sykes
10:00 — 10:30 Morning Tea (grab a coffee + mix and mingle and book signings)
Ashley Kalagian Blunt & Alan Baxter 10:30 — 11:30 Social Media and Building an Author Profile
Candice Fox in Conversation with Dinuka McKenzie 11:30 — 12:30 Murder She Wrote: Crafting Best-Selling Crime Fiction
12:30 — 1:30 Lunch break Fully catered lunch available in the Elouera Room
Writers Unleashed Picture Book Writing Competition Awards 1:30 — 1:45 FAW's Sylvia Vago joins Scholastic Australia's Clare Hallifax, along with previous winner, Rory H Mather, to present awards.
Allison Tait 1:45 — 2:45 Getting The Words Written: The Discipline of Writing
Sue Whiting 2:45 — 3:45 Keep the Pages Turning: How to Write Engaging Stories for Kids
3:45 — 4:00 Afternoon Tea (grab a coffee + mix and mingle and book signings)
Editor Panel 4:00 — 5:00 What We Are Looking For: The Dos and Don'ts of Submitting a Manuscript Featuring: Anna Valdinger, HarperCollins Australia Tessa Feggans, Allen & Unwin Mary Verney. Penguin Random House Clare Hallifax, Scholastic Australia Anna Blackie, Pantera Press
Lauren Chater 9:00 — 10:00 Writing Women in History
Christine Sykes 10:30 — 11:30 Gough & Me: My Journey from Cabramatta to China and Beyond
Alan Baxter 11:30 — 12:30 Speculative Fiction Essentials
Aunty Barbara Nicholson & Simon Luckhurst Ngana Barangarai (Black Wallaby) Project 1:45 — 2:45 Writing Indigenous Stories: Truth Telling and Reclaiming History
Sandie Docker 2:45 — 3:45 Writing from the Heart
Ashley Kalagian Blunt 9:00 — 10:00 Getting Your Scenes Right: The Nitty-Gritty of Scene Structure
Patti Miller 10:30 — 12:30 Memoir and Life Writing Essentials (2-hour workshop)
Claudine Tinellis 1:45 — 2:45 Podcasting for Writers
Pamela Cook 2:45 — 3:45 On Hybrid Publishing
Words and Nerds Festival Takeover Dani Vee from Words and Nerds will be 'live' podcasting all day from the Festival.
Best Little Bookshop in Town (Cronulla) will be selling books from our presenters during all breaks.
Online Digital Sessions
Links to access these sessions will be emailed to ticket holders the week of the Festival.
Spotlight on Emma Viskic In conversation with Dinuka McKenzie
Spotlight on Holden Sheppard In conversation with Sal Gallaher
Spotlight on RWR McDonald In conversation with Dinuka McKenzie