BRWF 2016 Library Program
Sponsored by Pantera Press
The 2016 Bellingen Readers & Writers Festival is delighted to be introducing authors Graham Potts, Josh Donellan and Lynette Noni to local adult and children’s audiences.
We know that their appearances at the Coffs Harbour City Library, as well as Coffs Harbour High School and Tyalla Primary School, will stimulate your imagination and get you excited about reading their wonderful books.
The BRWF gratefully acknowledges the support of Officeworks and Pantera Press in the 2016 Library and Schools Program.
The BRWF also thanks the Coffs Harbour City Library and the Book Warehouse for their support.
Thursday 9 June Coffs Harbour
Coffs Harbour Library
27 Duke St, Coffs Harbour
7.00 – 9.00pm
GRAHAM POTTS is a serving member of the Royal Australian Air Force and war defines the first decade of his adult life. Always on the move, he has lived in almost every state in Australia. After challenging assignments with the Australian Air Force, his inner strategist acknowledged the truth: writing is his true passion.
His action-packed style throws you into international conflicts closer to home than you think. Graham has a fondness for literature and an appetite for intrigue. He tells stories that captivate, thrill and touch on the truth. And if you buy him a scotch, he might tell you a tall one or two.
He is author of No Free Man (Pantera 2016), a fast-paced and gripping spy thriller that will hold you riveted until the last page. grahampotts.net.
BRWF 2016 Schools Program
Sponsored by Officeworks
Friday 10 June Coffs Harbour
Tyalla Primary School
J.M. DONELLAN (Josh) is a writer, musician, slam poet, radio DJ and teacher. He is one half of the electronic/theatrical performance duo “Poetry is Dead”. He believes the measure and cadence of language is important and has been known to replace a word because the rhythm is not quite right. Josh was almost devoured by a tiger in the jungles of Malaysia, nearly died of a lung collapse in the Nepalese Himalayas, fended off a pack of rabid dogs with a guitar in the mountains of India, and was sexually harassed by a half-naked man while standing next to Oscar Wilde’s grave in Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.
His debut novel, A Beginner’s Guide to Dying in India, won the 2009 IP Picks best fiction award. He scripted and voiced the Pocket Hipster iPhone application even though he doesn’t have an iPhone.
Josh was a state finalist in the 2012 and 2014 Australian Poetry Slams and a national finalist in 2015. He was chosen as one of the top ten writers in the 2013 Spirit of Youth Awards. His debut play was We Are All Ghosts, and he also co-wrote the Theory of Everything, which sold out its entire season at the 2015 Brisbane Festival.
His children’s fantasy novel is Zeb and the Great Ruckus, and his latest novel, Killing Adonis, was released in October 2014. www.jmdonellan.com
Lynette Noni will be visiting Coffs Harbour High School.
LYNETTE NONI is the author of the five-part young adult fantasy series, The Medoran Chronicles, which has been described as “Harry Potter meets Narnia meets X-Men”. The first book, Akarnae, was released in 2015. This was followed by Raelia (April 2016) and Draekora is due for release late in 2016. lynettenoni.com.