Over the weekend I attended the inaugural Beaconsfield Festival of Golden Words in Tasmania’s Tamar Valley. Organised by author Stephen Dando-Collins, the festival was a hit with locals and lots of fun for visiting authors. There were packed marquees for panels, enthusiastic audiences for school sessions and the fest provided a valuable cultural injection to Northern Tasmania.
Here are some pics (by Amber Melody).
|Authors Sherryl Clark and Kate Gordon entertain kids at Beaconsfield Primary School.|
|Tasmanian Lian Tanner, author of The Keepers series, told jaw-dropping tales of Antarctica.|
|I shared a panel, ‘The Book That Changed My Life’ with Rachel Edwards,
Richard Fidler and Phillip Nitschke.
If you’re an author or booklover in the neighbourhood next March, I highly recommend getting along to Beaconsfield Festival of Goilden Words 2.