Berry Writers Festival - 25 - 27 October 2024Berry Writers Festival 2024 - 25-27 October 2024
Because words matter

Jessie Stephens

Jessie Stephens is a writer, podcaster and broadcaster. She is the author of the internationally best-selling book Heartsick: Three Stories About Love and Loss and What Happens In between, released in 2021. Her first work of fiction, Something Bad Is Going To Happen, was published in 2023, and immediately became a number one fiction bestseller.  

Jessie is an executive editor at Mamamia, and co-host of the podcasts Mamamia Out Loud and Cancelled. She was a writer and co-producer on the Binge original series Strife. She is also a regular on ABC radio and Weekend Breakfast as well as Channel 10’s The Project, and her work has appeared in The Good Weekend, The Sydney Morning Herald and Vogue


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The Berry Writers Festival acknowledges the Dharawal and Dhurga language-speaking groups who are traditional owners of this area. We acknowledge their customs and culture, which have nourished, and continue to nourish, this land. And we extend our respects to Elders, past, present, and future.

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Berry Writers Festival Partner: BundanonDymocks books & giftsSouth Coast Property StylingBerry Writers Festival Partner: South Coast Writers Centre