Writers' festival program is released
The full program for the Words on the Waves Writers Festival, taking place on the Peninsula over the long weekend of June 11-14, has been released.
"On Friday, June 11, we are kickstarting the festival with a real treat for the book-loving people," said program co-ordinator Ms Mandi McIntosh.
"Broadcaster and author Richard Fidler will dive into his latest book, The Golden Maze, in a conversation alongside witty historical writer David Hunt.
"On Saturday, June 12, and Sunday, June 13, discussions and debates will be led by some of our country's most interesting thinkers and writers, all held at the Ocean Beach Surf Lifesaving Club."
Sessions would cover topics including: our environmental future with Tim Flannery;
a charity changing the world with Ronni Kahn; Australian history with David Hunt, Garry Linnell and Amanda Laugesen; and truth, brains and money with Malcolm Knox, Bri Lee and Rick Morton.
"To round out the festival on Monday, June 14, we will be putting words and ideas afloat in a memorable literary cruise upon Brisbane Water, with eminent historian Grace Karskens and memoirist Vicki Hastrich."
Day passes are on sale now, with prices ranging up to $89 plus booking fee for a Saturday pass.
Media release, 14 Apr 2021
Mandi McIntosh, Words on the Waves