Maybe I’ve had too many coffees, maybe I’m cracked out on Codral, or maybe I’m just in a hurry but the good news is that the program for the 2007 National Young Writers Festival is now online, and it’s bulk ace.
It’s been a few years since I went to Newie, so it’s good to see that thery’ve got some untold and grouse guests this year, including Andy Jackson, George Dunford, Anna Funder, Henry Reynolds (wow!), Lisa Dempster, Charles Firth and, last but not least, Ryan BINGO Paine! I’m really looking forward to it.
Oh and I’m in it. I’ll be doing a reading and appearing on a panel on Friday arvo (the 28th), and then chairing a panel on online publishing on Sunday afternoon. Which gives me plenty of time in the intervening hours to maniacally update my crackbook.
Mega props to Kelly-lee and Nic and everyone else for putting this together. I can’t wait to sit back and sip some alcoholic ginger beer and then check out some of the events in the five day festival, being held as part of the massively untold TINA (This Is Not Art) gargantuan.