Berry Writers Festival 2022

The inaugural Berry Writers Festival, held on the weekend of October 21-23 2022, has been judged by participants a genuine success – in no small measure thanks to the enthusiasm, generosity, and hard work of the Berry community, for which the festival Committee is very grateful.


22 October 2022 10:30 am - 11:30 am Berry School of Arts 19 Alexandra St, Berry, NSW, 2535

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Moderated by Mary Cunnane

“History is not the past but a map of the past, drawn from a particular point of view, to be useful to the modern traveller” wrote the American author John Jay Chapman.  Three authors discuss how history has formed and influenced their most recent books. The protagonist of Paul Daley’s novel Jesustown is an historian who uncovers a dark incident in Australia’s post-colonial past as he researches a biography of his noted grandfather.  In his non-fiction book, Nabbing Ned Kelly, David Dufty, tells the true story of the policemen who pursued the Kelly Gang,  poorly trained officers unfamiliar with the terrain, in pursuit of the most dangerous men in the state. Mary Ann and Captain Piper, written by Jessica North, is the first account  of one of Australia’s most intriguing female historical figures.

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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.

Berry Writers Festival is a not for profit community event.
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Local Photography and other images by Katie Rivers Photography courtesy of Shoalhaven Tourism 

Overhead shot of Berry © Andy Hutchinson Photography.

Photography taken at the Berry Writers Festival 2022 and displayed on our gallery page is all  courtesy of Richard Miller Photography.
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