Join me at the Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival 10-12th June 2022

It was an act of grace signing up for poet, Mark Tredinnick’s ‘What the Light Tells’ Poetry Masterclass late last year.

Completing his inspiring workshop series is responsible for me being a part of this years Bellingen’s Readers and Writers Festival. I’ve signed up for the Poetry Slam on Friday night! Wish me well as it’s not often I get nervous speaking in public but this has really given me the collywobbles!

I must remember to breathe, ground, centre and do it anyway!

The Poetry Slam is fully booked out with 21 poets sharing their work. I will also be part of the Local Authors tent speaking about planning for death and dying which links into my book for writing funeral and memorial ceremonies. This presentation feels relatively easy as it’s my area of work that feels deliciously comfortable.

Join Me

The Local Authors tent is free to attend so I hope you will come along and support not only myself but the following locals!

No booking required, just turn up to the Local Authors Marquee. Click on

Health/Wellbeing (MC Malcolm McFarlane)

10.00 – 10.15 Pandora Colledge – Nourished By Nature
10.20 – 10.35 Joanne Vines/Dr Rosie Ross – Approaching the ‘Pause
10.40 – 10.55 Su-Rose McIntyre – The Grief Kaleidoscope – Metaphors for Grief
11.00 – 11.15 Cassandra Luhrs (Sandy) – Sandy’s Soulfoods

Historic Fiction (MC Carrolline Rhodes)

11.20 – 11.35 Bruce Meder – Ironic Cross/33 Words for Feather
11.40 – 11.55 Dorothea Rossellini – Mrs Clay

Publishing Panel Q&A (MC Brett Harrison)

12.00 – 1.15 A Panel of Local authors/publishers to help budding local authors navigate the world of publishing

Sci-Fi/Fantasy (MC Pete Smith)

1.20 – 1.35 Steve Doyle – The Hero Gene
1.40 – 1.55 Penn Adams – The Malign Alliance/The Malign Legacy

Open Mic (MC Jason John)

2.00 – 3.15 (3 minute slots)

Non-Fiction (MC Bruce Meder)

3.20 – 3.35 Ross Macleay – Under the Escarpment/For the Birds
3.40 – 3.55 Kim Hodges – Girl on the Edge/Girl over the Edge
4.00 – 4.15 Wendy Haynes – Inspiring Funeral and Memorial Ceremonies
4.20 – 4.35 Carrolline Rhodes – 8 November 2019: The Kian Road Fire
4.40 – 4.55 Pete Smith – Quantum Consciousness

Local Authors