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2017 Rock & Roll Writers Festival Announces Final Program and Speakers


2017 Rock & Roll Writers Festival Announces Final Program and Speakers

In 2017, the Rock & Rock Writers Festival returns for its second year, today announcing the final list of speakers for the literary event, set to be hosted at the Old Museum in Brisbane on Saturday, April 1st and Sunday, April 2nd.

The final round of speakers is headed up by Flying Nun Records founder Roger Shepherd (pictured) and Magic Dirt's Adalita, who will appear alongside a mix of established authors such as Matt Noffs, Brently Frazer, David Burton and Sally Breen, an eclectic mix of musicians, including Sarah Connor, Kahl Wallis, Ngaiire and Leah Cotterell, as well as music journalists, such as Bec Mac and ABC's Rhianna Patrick.

This cast join those previously confirmed, including award-winning U.S. writer and Rolling Stone contributor Holly George-Warren, author Nick Earls, You Am I's Tim Rogers, Rolling Stone Australia editor Rod Yates and many more

View the complete list of speakers below.

Organisers have also today revealed the weekend's full program, with sessions set to cover a broad range of topics, including the stereotypes of rock masculinity, how teenagers creatively express themselves and the role of modern music critics. Tickets are also available now, both as single day and weekend passes.

In addition, in 2017 the festival will head out on the road, visiting Melbourne for a "tour edition" on Sunday, April 9th. Tickets are available now, with the final line-up for the event set to be confirmed in the coming weeks. 

2017 Rock & Roll Writers Festival, Complete Speakers Line-up
Holly George-Warren (USA)
Roger Shepherd
Nick Earls
Tim Rogers
Matt Noffs
Joel Birch
Brentley Frazer
Sophie Howarth
Hugo Race
Cash Savage
Mike Noga
Kahl Wallis
Paul Barclay
Leah Cotterell
Rhianna Patrick
Bec Mac
Kirsty Eagar
Liam Pieper
Melissa Lucashenko
Peggy Frew
Iain Shedden
Larry Heath
Michael Dwyer
Sarah Connor
Greg Arnold
Sally Breen
Rod Yates
Sosefina Fuamoli
Tim Steward
John Willsteed
David Burton
Zan Rowe


Topics: Rock & Roll Writers Festival


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