FESTIVAL LAUNCH

WHAT: Newcastle Writers Festival program launch at The Edwards.

Pictures: Simone De Peak 

Claire Williams, Ahn Wells, Newcastle Writers Festival director Rosemarie Milsom and Jessi England.

Claire Williams, Ahn Wells, Newcastle Writers Festival director Rosemarie Milsom and Jessi England.

Daniel Burton, of Merewether, Jess Graham, of Newcastle and Steff Maddison, of Newcastle, at The Edwards.

Daniel Burton, of Merewether, Jess Graham, of Newcastle and Steff Maddison, of Newcastle, at The Edwards.

Ross Edmonds, of Waratah, Sue Pearce, of Mayfield and Don Cohen, of Birmingham Gardens, at the festival launch.

Ross Edmonds, of Waratah, Sue Pearce, of Mayfield and Don Cohen, of Birmingham Gardens, at the festival launch.

Isaac Steel, of Mayfield, Nigel Milsom, of Wickham, and Jen Lanz, of Carrington.

Isaac Steel, of Mayfield, Nigel Milsom, of Wickham, and Jen Lanz, of Carrington.

Michael Cassel, of Revitalising Newcastle, and Christopher Saunders, of Renew Newcastle.

Michael Cassel, of Revitalising Newcastle, and Christopher Saunders, of Renew Newcastle.

David Musgrave, of Waratah, and Ed Wright, of New Lambton.

David Musgrave, of Waratah, and Ed Wright, of New Lambton.

Ewa Ramsey, of Mayfield East, and Steph Holm, of North Lambton.

Ewa Ramsey, of Mayfield East, and Steph Holm, of North Lambton.

Joanna Atherfold Finn and Michael Sala.

Joanna Atherfold Finn and Michael Sala.

Jenny Blackford, of Wallsend.

Jenny Blackford, of Wallsend.

Kathryn Fry, of Belmont.

Kathryn Fry, of Belmont.