Swampy a highlight of Eyre Writers Week

Highlights of the inaugural Eyre Writers Week are set to include appearances by author, songwriter, playwright, performer and outback storyteller, Bill ‘Swampy’ Marsh.

Mr Marsh is well known for capturing the essence of outback Australia in his work and has authored numerous story collections such as Great Australian Droving Stories, Outback Flying Doctor Stories, School Stories, Shearing Stories, Police Stories and many more.

On Tuesday, 25 April he will entertain listeners with an evening of music and readings at his Meet the Author Performance.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy his stories and songs, presented with a touch of magic, a dollop of dry Australian humour, and a splash of fun.

This event is free and includes a light supper from 7pm to 9pm at Beer Garden Brewing, 28 London Street, Port Lincoln.

At another free event, Mr Marsh will participate in the Author Discussion Panel, 10am to noon at the Port Lincoln library on Friday, April 28.

He will join fellow South Australian authors Tricia Stringer, Rowena Holloway, Sandy Vaile and Diane Hester to discuss their approaches to various aspects of writing and answer questions.

Mr Marsh will conduct a one-day workshop on writing short stories, 10am to 4pm on Wednesday, April 26 in the Media Room of the Nautilus Arts Centre.

He will also take part in the free Meet the Author Book Signing on Saturday, April 29, 10am to 2pm at the ballroom of the Lincoln Hotel.

For more information visit eyrewriters.com.au 

Bookings can be made online or at Beyond Bank.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy his stories and songs, presented with a touch of magic, a dollop of dry Australian humour, and a splash of fun.

Best-selling author book launch

Award-winning rural romance author and former Port Lincoln resident, Tricia Stringer will launch her latest historical family saga, Jewel In The North, as part of Eyre Writers Week.

Ms Stringer has won the hearts of many with her warm, engaging stories of life and people in rural Australia, publishing seven best-selling books, including the rural romance Queen of the Road for which she earned the 2013 Romance Writers’ of Australia, RUBY award.

Jewel In The North is the third instalment in Ms Stringer’s Flinders Ranges series, and is a story of a longstanding feud of land and love, a family torn apart, and a quest for the ultimate prize.

The launch will be on Friday, April 28 at 7pm in the Walter Nicholls Memorial Gallery, Nautilus Arts Centre. Entry is free. Refreshments provided.