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New Norcia Writers Festival

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New Norcia is situated about 1 hour north of Perth. It is Western Australia's only Benedict Monastery and is a tourist destination for its beautiful heritage listed architecture.

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New Norcia Writers Fesitval - photo by New Norcia Writers Festival

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.

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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.

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The perfect time of year to visit New Norcia (photo compliments of SocialHummingBird)

Bookings for the event can be done online or via email. I can imagine this would be a perfect place to host such an event because of the natural acoustic combined with the tranquil surroundings.

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When: 11 August 2018
Where: New Norcia
Cost: $80 per ticket
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