Bendigo Writers Festival 2014.
August 8,9 & 10.

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Festival. It’s a word we take very seriously, in our light-hearted way.

Bendigo Writers Festival is still young, but we’ve learned fast. We know that a festival can be a meeting place that invites us all to enjoy the best of what makes us human. We’ve discovered that our city is not too big, not too small, but just about the perfect size for such a festival. And we’ve caught on to the fact there’s a strong and growing need for the conviviality that a festival can create.

BWF2014 will be busy, sometimes noisy, often surprising, always entertaining, because that’s the kind of people who are coming.

They write big fat novels, or slim volumes of verse. They contemplate the past, or look to the future. They are inspired by a thought or by a tree, puzzled, perplexed, bemused and adamant.

Check them out; some you’ll know well, their magnificent careers a cause for celebration. Others are so new the ink is hardly dry. When they come to Bendigo to share in our three-day word party, we are ready to show them a very good time. We hope you’ll be there too.

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    Hanifa Deen joins our lineup

    We are delighted to announce that Hanifa Deen, whose books include Caravanserai , The Jihad Seminar and Ali Abdul v The King, will be joining us at the festival for a panel on The Mosque in Bendigo.Hanifa is an award-winning writer of Pakistani-Muslim heritage, an outspoken and passionate woman who has was the Director of […]

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    Be quick if you want to workshop

    There’s just a couple of spots now for the Sarah Rice ekphrastic poetry workshop on Sunday August 10…seriously, if you were thinking to join in to this very special small-group workshop, do it now by phoning the Capital box office on 5434 6100. Same deal for Sue Woolfe’s Unlocking Creativity workshop on Sunday arvo: don’t […]

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