GALLERY: Writers Festival

Edward Crawford, of Merewether, and Michael Neilson, of Maryville. Pictures: Dean Osland
Edward Crawford, of Merewether, and Michael Neilson, of Maryville. Pictures: Dean Osland
Jaye Ford, of Lake Macquarie, and Karen Crofts, of Merewether. Pictures: Dean Osland

Jaye Ford, of Lake Macquarie, and Karen Crofts, of Merewether. Pictures: Dean Osland

Newcastle Herald journalist Rosemarie Milsom, and author Deborah Challinor. Pictures: Dean Osland

Newcastle Herald journalist Rosemarie Milsom, and author Deborah Challinor. Pictures: Dean Osland

Les Chanter and Gwenda Fulford, both of Merewether. Pictures: Dean Osland

Les Chanter and Gwenda Fulford, both of Merewether. Pictures: Dean Osland

Max Shirley and Kylie Duncan, of MacLean's Booksellers, and Phil Ashley-Brown, general manager of ABC Newcastle.  Pictures: Dean Osland

Max Shirley and Kylie Duncan, of MacLean's Booksellers, and Phil Ashley-Brown, general manager of ABC Newcastle. Pictures: Dean Osland