UPDATE: The Lines in the Sand festival for Fraser Coast readers has been postponed due to COVID-19 lockdowns. Council’s regional librarian Tara Webb said TV personality Annabel Crabb and bestselling authors, Rosalie Ham and Kerry McGinnis were being rescheduled for the 2022 edition. The decision to postpone the event comes amid continued lockdowns in parts of Victoria and New South Wales. Other Lines in the Sand talks and workshops are expected to continue throughout the year.
ANOTHER popular TV personality is gearing up to visit the Fraser Coast, this time to headline the Lines in the Sand festival.
Author, journalist and TV presenter Annabel Crabb will be the keynote speaker at the Fraser Coast Libraries’ Lines in the Sand festival of inspiration for readers and writers next month.
Fraser Coast Mayor George Seymour said Annabel – who hosts ABC TV’s Ms Represented and Kitchen Cabinet – had a new book coming out that she had co-written with her friend and colleague, Leigh Sales.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity to hear from Annabel ahead of the September 28 release of the book, Well Hello: Meanderings from the world of Chat 10 Looks 3,” Cr Seymour said.
“She and Leigh teamed up to create their hit podcast, Chat 10 Looks 3, in 2014 and Well Hello is their first book together. Annabel will deliver the keynote address at the festival on September 25 at 10am at a venue to be finalised shortly.”
Cr Seymour said tickets were free and numbers were limited, so people would need to book quickly to secure a place in the audience once tickets were released in the coming days.
The festival will run from 24 to 26 September and will include plenty of other talented speakers and workshops.
Other authors on the roster include Rosalie Ham who wrote The Dressmaker which was made into a popular film starring Kate Winslet and Liam Hemsworth.
Kerry McGinnis who’s worked as a droving hand and station cook west of Mount Isa and has written two volumes of memoir plus a string of bestselling novels will also speak.
Councillor David Lewis said the festival would be a great event for anyone interested in reading, writing and fascinating stories.
“The libraries have copies of the authors’ books which people can borrow for free, so I’d encourage those who aren’t already familiar with the speakers’ work to check them out,” Cr Lewis said.
COVID-safe procedures will be followed.
Meanwhile, David Koch engaged with Fraser Coast businesses at the Beach House Hotel in May.
His presentation formed part of a business summit to help local businesspeople network and learn more about trends that could help them ‘bounce back’ in 2021.
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