FRI 21st - SUN 23rd OCTOBER 2022

News & Updates

30 June 2022
17 weeks to go!

Join Suzanne as she catches up with some of the fabulous Berry Writers Festival volunteers who are working hard behind the scenes as the excitement builds.

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26 May 2022
Does Commercial Fiction Need to Be Defended?

Tori Haschka and Lisa Heidke met recently in beautiful Berry to discuss issues for their panel on In Defence of Commercial Fiction at the Berry Writers Festival

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16 May 2022
Two Festival Authors in the News

Two of the authors who will be appearing at the festival, and their books, have recently featured in the media: Nigel Featherstone and Rick Morton.

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9 May 2022
25 Weeks to Go

Good Weekend (May 7-8 issue) had an interesting article on writers festivals -- the highs and lows, the difficulties and rewards, of putting one together. Much of it resonates for us on the Berry Writers Festival committee. The article calls writers festivals 'a speed date with books and big ideas,’ and that captures the excitement of the event.

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3 April 2022
Meet two authors

Meet two of the authors scheduled to appear at our Festival in October: Wendy McCarthy and Dominic Frawley. Both authors have been featured in the Good Weekend.

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25 March 2022
32 Weeks to Lift-off

It won’t come as a surprise that the words “Berry Writers Festival” in the Subject line of emails sent to prospective participants elicit the enthusiastic – indeed, excited—responses: “Berry! Of course I’ll come!” This week we introduce you to Phillipa McGuinness and Jane Caro, two authors we're delighted to announce as part of our festival.

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18 March 2022
33 Weeks to go...

We had our first volunteers meeting this week, and what a lovely bunch our volunteers are! It’s so great to share in the warmth and enthusiasm of like minded book lovers. So many ideas. So much good will.  

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7 March 2022
34 weeks to go

Some Festival magic this week. One of our most generous and dedicated supporters, Louise Walsh, along with her husband Dave Jordan, hosted a fundraising event for the Festival at their beautiful property in Jaspers Brush.

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25 February 2022
35 Weeks to go...

A week of consolidation, of talking to more potential authors, speakers and workshop convenors and to Berry locals who are enthusiastic and want to get involved, whether by offering their skills or by donating accomodation, services or cash.

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21 February 2022
36 weeks to go….

All my worries that it might be hard to build up the momentum again after the heartache of last year’s postponement are disappearing and I am feeling super optimistic. Mary Cunnane and I have already been working on our programme and we have some very exciting additions to our line-up.

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