Newcastle Books

How to Volunteer at Newcastle Writers Festival by Brooke Tunbridge

The Newcastle Writers Festival is happening 6th-8th April this year, and here's your chance to get involved! The perks of volunteering at the NWF is that you'll meet like-minded people, be able to attend free sessions, and get a free NWF t-shirt, all while giving your time to better the community of Newcastle.

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Shop Local this Christmas - Top spots to visit by Kian West

You know we love Newcastle and absolutely adore working with locals to make the city better. 
That definitely includes shopping at local stores and assisting them to grow because that means we all grow. With that in mind, we put a call out last week asking for suggestions of places people should shop. We got a little inundated with suggestions. Here are as many of them as we could list.

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Amanda Lee from Happiness HQ by Kian West

Hunter-based business leader and happiness activator, Amanda Lee from Happiness HQ has highlighted the power of the law of attraction in a real-life story that’s recently been published in the latest edition of the world-renowned book series, Chicken Soup for the Soul.

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6 Reasons Why It’s Hard to be a Man, by Andy Holmes by Newcastle Discovered

Any person who thinks the world needs meninism is wrong. However…I have compiled a list of six difficulties us poor blokes have to face in our perhaps not-so-privileged life, which I think have been unfairly overlooked in society for too long. So please, before your use this page to wipe up your spilt flat white, read on, and for once in your life take a walk in our crocs.

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LOCAL AUTHOR: JONAH LLOYD by Newcastle Discovered

Jonah Lloyd. A relatively new Novocastrian convert coming from just a hop, skip and a flying leap away over in Singleton. He brings more to the city than just a heart of gold and good intentions: a writing style that is both light and darkly brooding at its core, like a Top Deck chocolate block. He is a man who works with wine, bringing the same elegance, taste and style within his industry to his writing. The tale he has provided for this month’s creative writing segment is that of decayed love and the beauty and at times harshness of memory. You can find his story on the Mirage website. So Newcastle, let’s give it up for those of us who still feel the need to write and keep culture alive.

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SHORT STORY COLLECTION TOMCAT FEELINGS LAUNCH BY LOCAL AUTHOR NICK MILLIGAN by Kian West

Nick Milligan wrote one of the best books I've ever read, Enormity is this sci-fi tale that is as much about music and what might be... it's incredible and I am constantly telling people to read it.
So when Nick reached out to tell us he had a new book coming, well, we needed more info!

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READING CAN BE A SOCIAL OCCASION - NEWCASTLE BUSINESS BOOK CLUB by Kian West

Newcastle Business Book Club’s launch will focus on uncovering the ultimate work week, with Timothy Ferriss’ ‘The 4-Hour Work Week’ setting the pace as the club’s first book to read. IF You've already read the book, Kian and Alyssa suggest bringing a book to trade and make a mini-goal with another member to read that before the next meeting.

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