First Friday Club with Rosemarie Milsom

June 4 2021, 12:30-1:30pm

Online, via Zoom

First Friday Club, our monthly conversation with an industry professional, is a chance for our community to learn more about the writing and publishing industry. This June, we invite you to our online event with Rosemarie Milsom.

Rosemarie will be discussing the challenges around running a regional writers festival, how festivals can contribute to a writer’s career, and the future of festivals in light of the global pandemic.

This event starts online at 12:30pm, via Zoom, and will run for 60 minutes. If there is time, we will take audience questions at the end. Free and open to members and non-members, but RSVPs are essential.

Registered attendees will receive a link to access this event online immediately prior to the event start time on Friday 4 June.


Rosemarie Milsom is the founding director of the Newcastle Writers Festival, which is in its ninth year. The festival was one of the first large-scale arts events to cancel in 2020 due to COVID-19, and one of the first to make the move to a digital program. Rosemarie is also an award-winning journalist who has worked mainly with Fairfax Media in Sydney and Newcastle, as well as ABC Newcastle.

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