Bendigo Writers Festival 2018

August 11-13, 2017



Ray is an Australian Author and Lecturer in Creative Writing who specialises in novel, screen and playwriting.

His playwriting focuses on social issues, his film, Everynight Everynight, which he co-wrote with Alkinos Tsilimidos, was nominated for an AFI for best adapted screenplay and won numerous awards around the world.

His crime novel, A Green Light, was Penguin’s second-best fiction seller in 1988 and regarded by many as Australia’s best crime novel; it’s been totally rewritten as three stand-alone eBooks.

He recently co-wrote a non-fiction book, A Pack of Bloody Animals, with John Kerr, about the Walsh Street killings, and his latest non-fiction book, The Ethics of Evil – Stories of H Division, is a scathing historical analysis of the punishment division within Pentridge Prison.

Walk Bendigo with Carol Holdsworth

Bendigo Historical Society’s Carol Holdsworth will take you down View Street, and along past some of the city’s famous buildings and monuments, for a one-hour tour of history.

Join Carol on the porch of the Capital, which was once a grand Masonic Lodge, and enjoy this fascinating ramble, returning via Rosalind Park and the more recent additions to Bendigo’s cultural assets, at the Bendigo Art Gallery.

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This is a free event; in case of bad weather, please check with the box office for updates.



Fiona Rooke is a fashion retailer for men and women at Robe, pioneer and key driver of Bendigo precinct Chancery Lane and one of the founders of Vibrant Central Bendigo.

Walking tour Central Bendigo Monuments

Friday and Saturday, noon-1pm, departs from and returns to the Capital front porch.

Join Bendigo Historical Society’s Carol Holsworth for a stroll around the cultural precinct, starting from the Capital on View Street, to Alexandra Fountain, on to Queen Victoria, past Sir John Quick, then to George Lansell, on to John Walker’s South African War Memorial monument, across the Bendigo Creek to Ola Cohn’s drinking fountain, then up the gentle slope of Rosalind Park to the rear of the Bendigo Art Gallery.



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