The 2015 Newcastle Writer’s Festival has brought an enviable line up together, headlined by Booktopia’s own Caroline Baum hosting two blockbuster events with some of Australia’s most respected writers.
If you’re in the area and fancy a literary weekend, head to www.newcastlewritersfestival.org.au for more details.
And for Caroline Baum fans (aren’t we all) make sure you check out her big events over the weekend.
The Book That Changed Me
Friday, March 20, 2015
- 7:00pm – 8:30pm
- City Hall Concert Hall
Caroline Baum talks to bestselling authors Helen Garner, Jessica Rudd & Michael Robotham about the books that shaped them into the people they are today
Helen Garner: The Lives of Others
Award-winning writer Helen Garner spent eight years documenting the infamous case of Robert Farquharson, the father who drove his car into a dam, drowning his three young boys. She talks to Caroline Baum about the challenges of writing her highly acclaimed account, This House of Grief.
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