Villain Attraction: The Orange Readers and Writers Festival

Villain Attraction: The Orange Readers and Writers Festival

Caroline Overington © Antonia Hayes

Explore Villain Attraction at the Central West’s Biggest Literary Festival…

We had so much fun at last year’s festival and this one promises even more interesting talks and lively discussion. This year’s Orange Readers and Writers Festival, hosted by Central West Libraries, is all about Villain Attraction.

The festival, on Saturday 9 July, will look at readers’ (and writers’) continuing obsession with villains in storytelling – literary villains, television villains, true crime and historical villains.

The keynote speaker is the award-winning writer and journalist Caroline Overington, author of our recent Book of the Week, the bestselling thriller, The One Who Got Away.

Other big names on the day are Miles Franklin longlisted author Trevor Shearston, true crime writer and journalist Liz Porterand crime reporter and author Mark Morri (Remembering Anita Cobby). There will be a panel of local personalities, including former Orange Magistrate Jan Stevenson and psychiatrist Dr Martyn Patfield. Once again Better Reading’s Cheryl Akle will be there to join in the conversation.

And on Sunday 10 July local Orange, historical fiction author Kim Kelly will hold a not-to-be missed writing workshop – 50 Shades of Character.

So if you live in Orange or the Central West and you love reading or writing, don’t miss this wonderful local festival. And if you live further afield why not make a weekend of it? Orange, with all its wonderful accommodation, wineries and restaurants, is one of New South Wales’ most attractive regional centres.

For more on the festival, the full program and regristration details, please click here

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