Geelong Library and Heritage Centre (Source: Wikipedia Commons)
The Word for Word Non Fiction festival in Geelong is fairly new as festivals go: in its fifth year now, it’s established itself as a must-go festival in our literary landscape. It takes place in Geelong’s Arts Precinct (which is handy for dropping into the arts centre next door to see the touring Archibald Prize exhibition) and the sassy purpose-built Library and Heritage Centre venue is brilliant. Although Geelong is an easy two hours from Melbourne I stay at Rydges Geelong for the weekend so that I don’t have to get up early to get there – it’s not expensive and the service is efficient and friendly.
And this year, my arrival on the Friday night coincided with Anita Heiss’s, so I got to meet my hero at last. The hotel bar was full of authors dropping by, and one of…
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