Festival of Thought 2016
PRESENTED BY NOOSA LONG WEEKEND FESTIVAL IN ASSOCIATION WITH UNIVERSITY OF THE SUNSHINE COAST
Moderator: Gail Forrer, Seniors Newspaper Group
What is it that allows a book to resonate with its readers? Plot, character, location, style?
No doubt it is some combination of all of the above. In our local author’s forum, three of SE Queensland’s talented authors will give us their thoughts on the importance of ‘place’ in their writing.
Join Annah Faulkner, Susan Johnson and Inga Simpson for this conversation as they discuss influence of their own locations in the development of settings and subject matter.
There is certain to be some fascinating author insights into their writings.
Annah Faulkner’s debut novel, The Beloved, won the Kibble Literary Award, the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award for an Emerging Queensland Author, and was shortlisted for the 2013 Miles Franklin Award. Last Day in the Dynamite Factory is her second novel.
Susan Johnson’s novel The Landing observes what it is to be human and to love: the betrayals, the long and the short alliances, the disappointments and the joys. In 2010, Susan returned from ten years in London and is a feature writer at Q weekend magazine.
Inga Simpson began her career as a professional writer for government before gaining a PhD in creative writing. Her first novel Mr Wigg was followed by Nest in 2014, subsequently long listed for the 2015 Miles Franklin Award. Her new work is Where the Trees Were.
Local Authors – In Conversation
Saturday 23 July - 2pm
PRICES: $25 Adult, $20 Concession (includes booking fee)
RACV Noosa Resort, 94 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads
DURATION: 75 minutes
Celebrating our 15th Anniversary.
Ten incredible days and nights, presenting the best of the best in terms of artists, performers, authors, visual arts, film food and fun!
Ian Mackellar, Festival Director: "We are ecstatic on how exciting our 2016 festival event program is, and truly there is something for all ages, tastes and price ranges on offer in this year’s program."
RACV Noosa Resort, Noosa Heads
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