Geraldton’s Big Sky Readers and Writers Festival
I’m thrilled to have been asked to be a guest at the 2014 Big Sky Readers and Writers Festival in Geraldton, Western Australia from 12-14 September 2014.
Other guests include Tim Ferguson, Ashley Hay, Liz Byrski, Isobelle Carmody, Sarah Drummond (who is shortlisted along with me in the emerging writers category of the WA Premier’s Book Awards), Craig Sherbourne and Tony Birch. I’m looking forward to meeting them, and as it’s my birthday that weekend, I’m also looking forward to having a celebratory drink!
I’m flying up a day early to spend a night on the uninhabited Abrolhos Islands which is so exciting – its not a place that I ever though I’d visit.
I’ll be appearing in the following sessions at the festival:
Saturday 13th September 11.45 to 12.45
The scales of injustice.
Where does justice lie in the search for truth within our courts?
Bret Christian and Dawn Barker in conversation with Malcolm Smith.
Venue: Geraldton Universities Centre
Saturday 13th Septmber 2.45 to 3.45
A world of other women: no boundaries, no borders.
Sarah Drummond, Liz Byrski and Dawn Barker in conversation with Geraldine Mellet.
Sunday 14th September 11.00 – 12.00
Secrets and lies: our hidden lives.
Post natal depression and surrogacy are the subject of Dawn Barker’s two novels. She discusses these issues with May Doncon
You can read the full programme here.