Join some of Australia’s finest literary talent in the spectacular Blue Mountains. You’ll come away inspired.

Katoomba feels too far away? Never fear, because this year the Blue Mountains Writers’ Festival have partnered with the Blue Mountains Theatre and Community Hub in Springwood to livestream two fabulous events direct from The Carrington Hotel in Katoomba on Saturday 22 October.

Broadcasting live, you’ll be able to listen to Rick Morton and George Haddad in conversation about the challenges of masculinity, and hear Tony Birch and Annie-Marie Te Whiu talk about story and human connection.

11:00 – 12:00: Talking Story and Human Connection with Tony Birch and Anne-Marie Te Whiu

Tony Birch is a renowned Aboriginal author, storyteller and voice for change. An academic and activist, Tony is an extraordinarily versatile author who has written everything from bestselling novels, to exceptional short stories, and lyrical, moving poetry. His writing has won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Indigenous Writing, the Patrick White Literary Award, and been shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award. Treat yourself to this insightful session as Tony discusses his writing with cultural producer, writer, editor and weaver, and Senior Project Manager of Red Room Poetry, Anne-Marie Te Whiu.

Tony Birch is the author of three novels: the bestselling The White Girl, winner of the 2020 NSW Premier's Award for Indigenous Writing, and shortlisted for the 2020 Miles Franklin Literary Prize; Ghost River, winner of the 2016 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for Indigenous Writing; and Blood, which was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award in 2012.

Anne-Marie Te Whiu is Senior Project Manager at Red Room Poetry. Anne-Marie edited Tony Birch's poetry collection Whisper Songs.

For information about our other live streamed Author Session, Living Vulnerably: In Conversation with Rick Morton and George Haddad


Event and ticketing details


Wheelchair Access
Assistive listening Assistive Listening

Dates & Times

Live streamed Author Session Saturday 22 October - 11am
Duration 1 hour without interval
Location Studio 1, Blue Mountains Theatre, 106 Macquarie Rd, Springwood


All tickets $5.50 - Per Session


Blue Mountains Theatre

106 Macquarie Road

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