Shea Evans, a twenty-year-old Newcastle local, has sent in a satirical story on the origin of writing as invented by a Cro-Magnon man, who’s surrounded by a tribe that just doesn’t see his vision. Shea has lived in Newcastle for much of his life, leaving only briefly to travel Australia, Ireland and Vietnam and undertake a nine-month escapade with a travelling circus. He has been writing stories since age five.Read More
The fifth annual Newcastle Writers’ Festival gathered an impressive group of great individuals, with over 140 writers from all over Australia and a record-breaking number of 9000 participants.
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Newcastle Writers Festival is on this weekend! The event celebrates “words, ideas and the joy of reading”. It’s an annual event held in the Civic Precinct, offering a range of free and ticketed event sessions throughout its three day program. The event is in its fifth year, director Rosemarie Milsom saying “it’s hard to believe [her] little dream of organising the city’s first writers festival has grown into an annual event featuring 140 writers and thinkers from throughout Australia”.Read More