to Aug 9

Bendigo Writers Festival

Appearing at three sessions over the course of the weekend:


Old as the hills and contemporary as tomorrow, fantasy’s popularity is soaring. David Henley leads the discussion with Erica Hayes, Ilka Tampke and Sean Williams about why fantasy is their genre, what audiences expect, and whether fantasy needs big books for big ideas.

Consult an Expert

Where do you start when you want to write? Is a writing course worth doing? What are the advantages of e-publishing? Can an agent help? Does book design matter?

Book a time to ask your question with David M Henley (Seizure, xoum, on-line producer and writer), Malcolm Neil (publishing and retailing consultant, now with digital company Kobo), Kate Larsen (director at Writers Victoria).

The Pitch

Got an idea for a book? Pitch it to a panel – anonymously – for feedback and advice. Kate Larsen from Writers Victoria leads the discussion with David Henley, Sean Williams and Fleur Ferris.

Send your idea, no more than 250 words, to The Pitch,, by Wednesday, July 22.


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to Jun 16

Done and Dusted Party

Sci-fi author David M Henley has finished his trilogy (yeah for him) and to celebrate he is throwing a big pizza party at 107 Projects.

So come join us for pizza, tipples and an ‘in conversation’ between David M Henley and the merciless and mirthful David Hunt (author of Girt).

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