Australian Writers Festivals

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Ultimatly i feel a deep desire to get to the USA and the UK writers festivals. It’s in part due to the enormious share ofthe web that they hold so everywhere i look i see information and reviews and so on about htese great overseas festivals. The US ones even have some great you-tube videos available which only make me want to get to them more!

But in the mean time I’ve started looking into the australian versions and here’s my findings.

http://www.byronbaywritersfestival.com.au/v1/index.php

Byron Bay Writers festival, this one’s in early August and as it’s now late august I’ve missed it for this year… but perhaps next year.

http://www.aireysinlet.com.au/words/program/

This one’s in Vic in mid august – i’ve also missed it for this year.

http://www.mwf.com.au/2010/content/mwf-2010-home.asp?

In Melbourne, late Aug to early Sept which has potential. I’d love to visit melbourne as i’ve pretty much never been there but i’d have tofly and the festival seems a bit all over the place. There’s a great online guide so i can give the idea some honest thought.

http://www.learningplace.com.au/deliver/content.asp?pid=7628

Ipswich festival, the next one is in Sept 2011.

http://www.cyaconference.com/

In QLD, this one sounds great, more conference style with master class type workshops.

Why do am i interested in the festivals? I’ve heard deam-stories about unknown authors going to a festival with an idea and comming out of one with an agent or a publishing deal. Pipe-dreams i know but these things are hardly going to happen whilst i’m sitting in my living room are they?

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I don’t know how I just stumbled upon this but for all those lost Aussie Writers looking for more info, or even those that happen not to be lost, here’s a great little newsletter to checkout.

http://www.buzzwordsmagazine.com/images/1%20August%20Buzz%20Words%20_2_.pdf

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