KEYNOTE SPEAKER - Sulari Gentill Maintaining a Love of Writing in a World of Publishing and Promotion
A reformed lawyer, Sulari Gentill is the award winning author of the Rowland Sinclair Mysteries; eight historical crime novels (thus far) chronicling the life and adventures of her 1930s Australian gentleman artist, and the Hero Trilogy, based on the myths and epics of the ancient world.
She lives with her husband, Michael, and their boys, Edmund and Atticus, on a small farm in the foothills of the Snowy Mountains, where she grows French Black Truffles and works in her pyjamas.
2017 saw the international release of Crossing the Lines, Sulari’s standalone literary novel, and A Dangerous Language, the 9th Rowland Sinclair mystery. Sulari remains in love with art of writing..
GUEST SPEAKER - Louise Evans : The Power of the Written Word
Louise Evans will talk about the power of the written word and how the discovery of her grandmother’s travel diary from 1961, took her on an emotional and life changing journey as she retraced her grandmother’s footsteps back to South Korea.
Louise’s journey was turned into a documentary and a touring exhibition by the cultural arm of the South Korean government, which funded both the making and staging of the documentary and exhibition. The Passage to Pusan documentary premiered as part of the Korea Australia Film Festival and screened in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane. The touring exhibition opened in Sydney, and was followed by a season in Brisbane and Canberra
WORKSHOP PRESENTER - Sulari Gentill: Creating Characters that Live
2017 saw the international release of Crossing the Lines, Sulari’s standalone literary novel, and A Dangerous Language, the 9th Rowland Sinclair mystery.
Sulari’s workshop will look at creation of characters in whom readers will become invested. It will explore and examine what makes a character relatable, sympathetic, real and memorable