If you are coming to the festival and would like to ensure the future of this wonderful event, please consider becoming a festival sponsor. Donations go towards the many costs of running the event. We are currently not a charity so donations are not tax deductible at this point for individuals. However, businesses making a donation may be able to claim the amount donated. We are happy to discuss how this may be possible.
All donations, large or small, will be gratefully received and your generosity will be acknowledged on our website. Donations may be made directly to our bank account:
NAME: St Albans Writers’ Festival BANK: St George BSB: 112879 ACCOUNT NUMBER: 494027464
If you would like to sponsor a session, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out which sessions are available.
Please contact us directly to discuss larger donations and becoming a festival partner.
To find out more and to organize sponsorship, please contact: email@example.com
Our council is a major sponsor of the festival this year, donating the use of their grounds and also making a financial contribution and support in kind. We are also jointly running a writing workshop for them in August extending the reach of the festival.
We cannot thank Virgin Australia enough for helping us fly writers in from interstate. Without their generosity, the Festival would not have had been able to invite writers from outside New South Wales. We are very grateful.
Simmone Logue is back for a second year at the festival, undaunted by the challenge of a greenfield site. This year she has also supported our lunch at Woollahra Library. Anyone who has tasted her food at any number of celebrations will know how lucky we are to have her support and the personal touch she brings to feeding us over the weekend. Our visitors are assured of delicious food, beautifully presented and good coffee.
Over the weekend we will be drinking Bibliotheque Wines: Humorous Verse and Military History along with a sparkling chardonnay/pinot noir. Cheers to Single Vineyard Sellers!
Small Publisher of the year for 2016 and 2017, New South Publishing is sponsoring the authors’ Green Room. Three of their writers are speaking at the Festival: Madeline Gleeson, Paul Irish and Rachel Landers. Their mission is to publish books that make a difference, books that get people talking and books that can change people’s minds.
HarperCollins Publishers is the second largest consumer book publisher in the world, with operations in 18 countries. With 200 years of history and more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year, in over 30 languages, and has a print and digital catalogue of more than 200,000 titles. Writing across dozens of genres, HarperCollins authors include winners of the Miles Franklin Award, the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award and the Man Booker Prize. Publishing Australian stories since 1888, HarperCollins, incorporating the Angus & Robertson imprint, is Australia’s foundation publisher. It is a subsidiary of News Corp.
Thank you to Better Reading for telling their readers about the Festival. If you haven’t yet discovered this go-to website for finding your next great read, see betterreading.com.au and Facebook. There are book recommendations, author interviews and live videos, as well as updates about what’s making news in the world of books. There’s even a live book club you can join from your own lounge room!
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Lisa & Rob Berecry
Jane & Warwick Blacker
Linda Bracken & Andy Henley
Gillian & Peter Jessup
Jamie Brigden & Dianne Chambers
Jane & Mark Fulton
Richard Funston & Kiong Lee
Ruth & Jamie Green
Peter & Veronica Hunter
Siobhan Mahoney & Richard Eke
Anne & Kerry Malcolm
Catherine du Peloux Menagé & John Vallance
Chris & Rachel Stephenson
Pieter von Straalen & Sharon Hall Thornton
Jan Slattery & Bruce Wood
Claire & Tom Williams
Catherine du Peloux Menagé
supported by: Siobhan Mahoney, Kaye Remington, Tony Simpson
Sharon Hall Thornton
Dr Dianne Chambers
Sherri McMahon & Ingrid Cullen
Andy Henley, David Rawlinson, Brian Visser & David Swan
Ruth & Jamie Green
We would also like to acknowledge the overwhelming support and encouragement we have had from the St Albans community in getting this not-for-profit event up and running.