Some weeks ago I discovered that the Bendigo Writers’ Festival was on this weekend over 3 days. We perused the interesting line-up of speakers and found it difficult to choose from the wide-ranging and extensive offerings. There were single and 3 day passes also available but in the end we settled on going to 3 sessions – 2 today and another tomorrow afternoon.
Today we attended 2 sessions. The first one was a lively discussion between the three panellists and moderator on the topic, ‘The Culture of Politics’. After a quick bite to eat we moved on to a nearby venue where another panel discussed the role of the independents in contemporary Australian democracy.
The final session we have chosen is titled ‘Heart to Heart’ with Tom Keneally and Barry Jones. These men are aged 87 and 90 respectively. While tomorrow is not guaranteed to any of us, they are certainly not going to be around forever so I felt this opportunity was too good to pass up.
I feel really fortunate that the timing of our relocation afforded us the opportunity to attend the Festival and we are definitely considering a multi-day pass next year.