Two weeks before our inaugural festival kicked off, we made the decision to test out live video streaming of some of the festival. Due to budget and time constraints, the quality isn’t brilliant, but never the less, it has provided us with a wonderful record of those sessions.
It also means that people who missed out on a session can catch up on it now or into the future.
In future festivals we’ll continue this practise and set out to have a comprehesive record of as many sessions as possible.

2020 sessions

Official Launch followed by Impossible Conversations

Speeches by Hunter Writers Centre Director Karen Crofts, Festival Director Graham Davidson, Mayor of Maitland Loretta Baker, and Director of Libaries and Gallerys Keryl Collard.
Performance by Sarah Temporal and Damien Becker

Keep Your Darlings on a Short Leash - Short Stories Panel

Mick Tippett & Michelle Reidy.
Moderator: Jamie Lewis

Debbie Lee on Self Publishing and Spark My Interest

IngramSpark’s Deborah Lee speaks with Jamie Lewis about Self Publishing. The discussion is followed by the elevator pitch competition “Spak My Interest”

WoW! - Women on Writing

Karen Crofts talks to Susan Francis, Danuta Reins, and Karen Hughes about their writing journeys

Just Walking the Dog

Magdalena Ball talks with Brian Purcell and Gillian Swain about their inspirations for writing poetry

The Success of Romance Indie Publishing

Michelle Douglas talks to Cathryn Hein and Jodi Perry about their success self publishing romance novels

Susan Francis - The Love that Remains

Jamie Lewis talks to Susan Francis about her hit memoir, “The Love that Remains.”

Witches and Magic

Jamie Lewis talks to Karen Hughes and Graham Davidson about their middle-grade fantasy novels

Tim Harris

Georgie Donahey talks to best selling childrens author Tim Harris about his path to success.