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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    We know so little about the brain

    Sue Woolfe wrote The Mystery of the Cleaning Lady: A Novelist looks at Creativity and Neuroscience. When she conducts workshops for writing, she feeds all her research into how the brain works into her presentation. What do we know about the brain and how it works? Not a lot, but slowly slowly we are building […]

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    Egg him on

    Science writer and dinosaur expert John Pickrell brought these little beauties back from Africa. They are officially struthio camelus or dinosaur eggs… apparently!!! John is still in post-publication glow-mode, for his gorgeous new book, Flying Dinosaurs, and you can meet him in the Festival Hub on Saturday August 9 at noon, where he’ll be having […]

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    Yasou to you too

    When you think of Greece, what’s the image or sound or smell that comes to you? John Charalambous’s Two Greeks, which has some of the most powerful writing you’re likely to find anywhere about a time in Australian suburban history when the glue that held marriages together started to crack, is also brilliant on what […]

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    The Gallipoli beauty myth

    Why does a place associated with so much death and misery, so much ferocity and conflict, evoke for us what Australia’s war historian Charles Bean called “poignant homesickness”? To try to understand that, La Trobe University historian Christopher Mackie says we should start at the name itself, Gallipoli, from the Greek Kallipolis, beautiful city. While […]

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