MEDIA RELEASE: October 2014
The inaugural Batemans Bay Writers Festival held on the June long weekend this year was a sell-out, and participants enjoyed a superb line-up of local and interstate authors and presenters. It was a resounding success with Festival- goers attending from the NSW South Coast, Canberra, the Southern Highlands and Sydney. The Festival organising group purchased books by each of the authors who were involved at the Festival and have subsequently donated those books to the Batemans Bay Library.
‘Please convey our thanks and appreciation to the members of the Batemans Bay Writers Festival for their recent donation of the books to the Batemans Bay Library’,
said Branch Librarian Jodee Burnett.
The 2014 collection, which will grow each year and also become historically significant, includes Letter to George Clooney by Debra Adelaide; The Youngs: The Brothers who Built AC/DC by Jesse Fink; Happily Ever After ─ Celebrating Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice by Susannah Fullerton; and The Wallpapered Manse by local author Peter Freeman.
Festival organisers hold events throughout the year and those authors’ books will also be donated to the Library. At the next event, the Wordy Women Tour Literary Lunch on 31 October at the CoachHouse Marina Resort, guests can enjoy hearing about a sure-fire hit; a captivating drama; and an entertaining story of loss, love and discovery. Kylie Ladd talks about teenage daughters in Mothers and Daughters, Maggie Joel showcases 1800s London in Half the World in Winter and Fiona Higgins reveals all in Wife on the Run.
Jodee Burnett said:
‘We welcome these additions to our collection and these books will be enjoyed by many members in the years to come. We are thrilled that the Festival will continue to donate the authors’ books after Festival events and the Festival each year.’
For more information on events and the June long weekend Festival 2015 go to www.batemansbaywritersfestival.com or phone 0417 267 771. Share the experience.