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Bendigo Writers Festival

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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.


Earlier Event: June 26
Supanova Perth
Later Event: November 20
Dymocks Tuggerah