The 13th annual Salisbury Writers Festival will kick off on Friday, 18th August with an exciting opening and awards evening featuring TV personality and former Australian Idol host Mark Holden.
The much-celebrated Australian singer, actor, record producer, songwriter, barrister, Adelaide local and now author will give an anticipated keynote address as part of the opening night event.
Proudly presented by the City of Salisbury in partnership with the SA Writers Centre, the Salisbury Writers Festival features an exciting program of presentations, workshops, forums and events for writers and literary enthusiasts across a variety of genres.
An indulgent chocolate walking tour of the Adelaide CBD.
Mark will talk about his new book, My Idol Years, which explores his youth in Adelaide, the Countdown years and the wild side of making music and living in Los Angeles in the 1980s.
This funny, warm and generous book is full of stories about personalities including Elton John, David Hasselhoff, Molly Meldrum, John Paul Young, and of course, his fellow Idol presenters.
The evening will conclude with the announcement of the winners of the Salisbury Writer's Festival short story and poetry competitions. This opening night event is FREE to attend, however bookings are essential.
This is a must-do event and festival for experienced and budding writers alike.
You can secure your ticket at www.salisbury.sa.gov.au/swf. Check out the full 2017 Salisbury Writer's Festival program on the website.