The Authors’ Views on the First Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival

Mari Howard readingHere’s about me, and other Indie authors, in a summary of the Festival by Debbie Young, the Hawkesbury LitFest organiser: Debbie’s nickname should be ‘always positive’ since she has a huge gift of encouragement – just what writers need!

Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival

Some of the wonderful authors who took part in the inaugural Hawkesbury Upton LitFest have now written posts on their blogs about what they made of the event and of our lovely local community. For many of them, the Festival was their first trip to our village, and they weren’t disappointed, though there were a few surprises, such as Andrew Lowe’s encounter with Madagascan Andrewhissing cockroaches in the Hawkesbury Shop (on a poster, not in real life!) “That’s a bit weird, even for Hawkesbury,” the shop assistant told him.


Andrew is the author of Ghost, and people really enjoyed his reading. One neighbour told me the other day how much they’re enjoying reading his book. Read Andrew’s post here.

Ali Bacon with two authors Ali Bacon, calmly controlling the packed programme of readings

Ali Bacon, who ran the programme of readings with quiet efficiency and good humour, as well as reading one of her short…

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