Festival Workshops Announced

Marion Roubos-Bennett, Festival Director, Events and Program Coordinator today released details of the great line up of workshops that will be available to those lucky enough to secure seats. Only 20 places are available at each workshop,

Full details of these Workshops are available on our website.

Holders of Platinum Early Bird Tickets will be the first with an opportunity to book these workshops, and for them the Workshops are Free (normally $22).

Chris Andrews is presenting two workshops at the 2016 Festival.
Foundations of story and structure, covering how readers engage with story through character and structure ― without both, a story will fall apart.
Creating Compelling Characters, giving you the essential hands-on toolkit to ensure your readers care about what happens to your characters, even the ones they hate.

Pippa Carron is presenting two workshops

From getting started to getting published, a go-to-whoa workshop will begin with techniques to overcome writers block and describe how to set up essential writing support systems

Self Editing for fiction and non-fiction writing. Your writing will benefit from an in-depth understanding of what it is that editors do.

Rae-LuckieDr Rae Luckie is also presenting a workshop Writing Life Stories – Memories of Place at the Festival. While we focus on character and events in life story writing, place is sometimes neglected. Place is not just a physical location—places are imbued with memories.

June 2015 Festival Launched

Festival FlyerBelow is the media release for the 2015 Festival Launch.

Australian authors Graeme Simsion, Julie Janson and Gabrielle Lord are among the exciting presenters for the 2015 Batemans Bay Writers Festival, to be held over the June long weekend at the Coachhouse Marina Resort.

Eurobodalla Mayor Lindsay Brown launched the event and an excellent turnout of supporters and media ensured an exciting atmosphere.

All the Authors and Presenters details are now available on this site.

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Wordy Women Literary Lunch a Hit

October2014C 030Events and Program Coordinator for the Batemans Bay Writers Festival, Marion Roubos-Bennett (left) was delighted to meet Wordy Women Tour authors Kylie Ladd, Fiona Higgins and Maggie Joel. The event was well supported by book fiends and readers who enjoyed a two course meal and the relaxed atmosphere while listening to three talented women speak about their books.

Guests at the Batemans Bay Writers Festival Marquee at the CoachHouse Marina Resort were entertained by the authors with their lively stories about their books and the writing process.
Brooke from Hooked on Books ABC Bookshop was happy to sell books while the authors signed them for guests.
A complementary glass of bubbly for all, went down well on arrival.
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Fraser Bayley

Fraser BredFraser Bayley has a small family-run mixed farm enterprise called Old Mill Road Bio-Farm that has been providing produce to a local consumer base for eight years. Fraser aims to enrich local food culture, connect small scale farmers to the consumer, and promote the idea that we are not superior to the environment but are part of the ecology. He also conducts workshops on farm consultancies and is active in the local food movement SAGE (Sustainable Agriculture and Gardening Eurobodalla) an education and demonstration site for sustainable agricultural and horticultural practices. Fraser’s family’s philosophy is to lead the good life, from honest means with plenty of good food to eat to inspire them along their road to creating a vibrant, economically, environmentally and socially sustainable business.

Nick Rheinberger

r491264_2590862Nick Rheinberger has worked as a blues singer, children’s entertainer, songwriter and cook, but the one consistent thing in his CV is his work in radio.
Nick started in radio as a comedy writer in Canberra, eventually working as a writer and announcer for stations in Melbourne, Sydney, Geelong and Perth. He started working with the ABC on Overnights, before moving to NSW Statewide Drive, and most recently has been hosting the Morning Show on ABC Illawarra.
Nick has also spent quite a lot of time writing comedy for TV, including working with the first season of BackBerner and the final season of Good News Week. Nick lives in the Southern Highlands of NSW, and enjoys cooking, mucking about with his kids, and playing his collection of big and small stringed instruments.

Robin Innes

46428893Robin Innes of historic Innes Boatshed fame is from one of the Batemans Bay families of fishers and oyster farmers. Robin’s focus will be on the history of fishing in the region, especially the Clyde River.