On 11 August 2018, New Norcia will be hosting their 'Writers Festival'. This year's guests include Anthea Hodgson, David Whish-Wilson, Susan Midalia, Michelle Johnston and Laurie Steed; poet Rose van Son; artist Jeremy Kirwan-Ward; and soprano Katja Webb and pianist Chris Milbourn.
There are 8 different events held throughout the town that include:
Session A - Rose Van Son - New Norcia Poetry Session B - Laurie Steed - " You Belong Here" Session C - Michelle Johnston " Dust Fall" Session D - Susan Midalia " The Art of Persuasion" Session E - Jeremy Kirwan-Ward "You Can See It From Here" Session F - David Whish-Wilson "The Coves" Session G - Katya Webb - Aaron Coplands "Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson" Session H - Anthea Hodgson "The Cowgirl"
Tickets are $80.00 per person which will allow ticket holders to select 4 of the 8 events and includes morning and afternoon tea. Notably, some venue settings have a limited capacity which may limit one's choices.
One of the amazing heritage buildings that can be found in New Norcia (photo compliments of SocialHummingBird)
Personally, I enjoy New Norica for its serene setting. There is plenty of parking and one could easily spend a day walking through the town looking at a range of flora combined with exquisite heritage architecture.
The perfect time of year to visit New Norcia (photo compliments of SocialHummingBird)