Almanackers all set for Willy Lit Fest this weekend

More than a few Almanackers, and friends of The Almanac,  feature at next weekend’s Williamstown Literary Festival, from Friday 12 June to Sunday 14 June.

Vin Maskell is chairing the Swimming In Ink session at Seaworks on the Friday evening, featuring novelists Favel Parrett, Jock Serong and Enza Gandolfo.

On the Saturday morning Anson Cameron and Gideon Haigh are part of It Happened In A Holden, followed by Steven Carroll discussing his novels, especially his latest Forever Young.

On Saturday afternoon Professor Robert Pascoe speaks with Barrie Cassidy about Cassidy’s book Private Bill: In Love and War.

Saturday evening will see Vin Maskell hosting Stereo Stories Live, 90 minutes of stories about songs. Plus bonus tracks. Amongst the ten writers (and  six musicians) are Rick Kane, Smokie Dawson, Nick Gadd and Lucia Nardo. Bar open, BYO supper and dancing shoes.

On Sunday  David Astle is presenting Cluetopia,  Anson Cameron is speaking with John Harms about Anson’s new novel The Last Pulse, and John is on a panel about writing  for magazines, journals and websites. (Anson’s  piece in The Age last Saturday, about writers’ festivals, might leave a few audience members wary of asking questions!)

And Paul Mitchell will be part of the La Mama Poetica session on Sunday afternoon.

Other guests over the weekend include Helen Garner, Graeme Simsion, Alice Pung, Hannie Rayson, Andy Griffiths and many more.

Venue is Williamstown Town Hall and Williamstown Library. Tickets available online, and at the ticket office.

Willy Lit Fest 2015

About Vin Maskell

Founder and editor of Stereo Stories, a partner site of The Footy Almanac. Likes a gentle kick of the footy on a Sunday morning, when his back's not playing up. Been known to take a more than keen interest in scoreboards - the older the better.

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