Barry Jones - one of the great leaders - a politician who always fought against climate change from the time it was called The Greenhouse Effect - he was also the genius on the original tv Quiz Show - he won everything! Having a ball at Scone Literary Festival in the Upper Hunter Shire Council
Saturday afternoon session with Marr mclymont and Adams with Barry was priceless. Barry would bet excited and want to make a point ( competitive with Marr and mclymont) the ginger would pump and he eyebrows would levitate. When Adams calked time he remarked ‘ is that it!’
‘Take risks’ to engender change for women. Inspiring Tracey Spicer at Scone Literary Festival , she was incredible - honest, brave, standing up for MeToo Australia giving women a voice. She brought Don Burke the gardening guru and actor Craig Mclaughlin star of Rocky Horror Show in Australia to account for sexual harrassment. But more than that, she's an author, advocate for social justice and commentator. Watch out for the next elections - she's supporting a new voice Jane Caro
What a way to start a literary festival in the country! With Bush damper at the Scone Literary Festival listening to bush poets about the country life, cattle yards, shearing sheds, the pub, so many jokes. Loved it ... and the damper too.
Pamela and I are writer ambassadors for Room to Read Australia bringing literacy to more than 12 million women and children in Asia and Africa. Soooo it was wonderful to catch up with her in beautiful Scone, New South Wales.