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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    Me Myself and I

    Anne Manne’s new book, The Life of I, about the rise and rise of the culture of narcissism, has hit a chord. Everyone is talking about it. Fiona Parker, who is also hosting the “Me, Me, Me” session on Saturday August 9, at 2.30pm, spoke to Anne about her book: http://www.abc.net.au/local/audio/2014/07/31/4057970.htm?site=centralvic

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    Girl, you’ll be a woman soon

    by JULIE PROUDFOOT I’m so very excited to be hosting the, GIRL YOU’LL BE A WOMAN SOON event. I am genuinely pleased to be involved in an event that focuses on three female writers speaking about female teenage characters in the context of coming of age. How often does this happen? The three books are […]

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    Ways of remembering

    They are sometimes solemn and grand, sometimes humble and all the more poignant because of that – war memorials, where people try to invest in a place the care of honouring those who went to war. Photographers Julie Millowick and Chris Atkins have teamed up with historian Geoff Hocking, for a project that documents 100 […]

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    An ABC first in Bendigo

    Making it happen… ABC Central Victoria will now simulcast in partnership with ABC RN’s Life Matters and Books & Arts Daily, a two-hour Bendigo-based program, from the Capital in View Street, on Friday August 8 from 9am to 11am. This is the first time such a partnership has happened, and it is due to the […]

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