Writers’ Festival packing them in

August 27, 2010 by Henry Benjamin
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The Sydney Jewish Writers’ Festival has been a huge success.  

With simultaneous sessions opening the minds of writers specialising in fields ranging from blogs to online publishing to eager audiences, there are sure to be packed houses for the final sessions on Sunday.

Michael Misrachi

Festival Director Michael Misrachi told J-Wire: “The Festival opened on Wednesday and has been going really well. There is a wonderful atmosphere. It has not just been a festival of writing but also a festival of ideas…ideas being shared by writing talent from Australia and overseas. We have four writers from overseas…Peter Manseau, author of “Songs for the Butcher’s Daughter”, psychologist, commentator and author  Dr Judy Kuriansky Ron Ben Yishai, a top Israeli analyst and Steve Toltz author of “A Fraction of the Whole” …Australian by birth and resident  in Paris at the moment  but about to make New York his home.”

He added: “We are seeing a lot of new faces at the Festival which means we are reaching into the wider community…and that is a terrific sign. This is our third festival and gives us great hopes for the future…we hold them every two years, so stay tuned for news on 2012′

The Writers’ Festival final sessions start on Sunday at 9:30a.m. at Shalom College in Barker St, Kensington.

Arnold Zable poses a question to Peter Manseau all Photos: Henry Benjamin

Judy Kuriansky

Scott Whitmont, Arnold Zable, Joanne Fedler and Ros Collins

Howard Goldenberg, Leah Kaminsky and Robert Kaplan

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