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The Big Book Club High Tea Set To Grace The Whitsundays Writers Festival

The highly anticipated Whitsundays Writers Festival will ignite the region from Friday 6 September to Sunday 8 September.

The prestigious, premier literary event dedicated to the fostering of creativity, dialogue, and appreciation for the written word, has announced one of their thrilling marque events set to debut this September. The Big Book Club High Tea featuring highly celebrated and acclaimed authors Sally Hepworth and Kristy Manning will have festival attendees buzzing with excitement on Saturday 7 September from 3:15pm to 4:45pm. The vibrant marquee will be stationed along the aesthetic, picturesque shore of Shingley Beach and will stand at My Rainbow Bakery, where many local book clubs have met over the years.

Infamous for her New York Times bestselling novels, Sally Hepworth has captured the hearts of readers worldwide with her compelling storytelling techniques and writing style. Sally holds nine extraordinary novels under her belt and has sold over a million books across the globe! Her work encompasses various bestsellers including The Mother-in-Law, The Soulmate, The Good Sister, The Secrets of Midwives, and The Younger Wife.

Joining Sally at the Big Book Club High Tea will be Kristy Manning! Kristy’s discography of historical novels has attracted widespread acclaim, captivating audiences across the world. Her works, published in numerous languages for all to indulge in, have been adapted for various mediums, standing as testaments to her timeless storytelling brilliance. Some of her celebrated novels include The Jade Lily, The Lost Jewels, The Paris Mystery, The French Gift, The Hidden Book, and The Song of The Jade Lily.

Together, the pair have garnered much excitement since the official announcement of their attendance, and Festival President, Karen Jacobsen has expressed her anticipation for the upcoming event.

“We are thrilled to welcome Sally and Kristy to our Festival’s Big Book Club High Tea,” expressed Karen.

“They are two talented authors, and their infectious camaraderie promises an afternoon filled with laughter and insight into their journey to literary success.”

Both Sally and Kristy will select a couple of their books to discuss at the Big Book Club event, and will dive into the inspirations behind their works, writing journey, and key themes explored in each novel. Each title spoken about by the pair will be made available at the Festival Bookshop.

“We’re looking forward to this fun-filled sparking special event as part of this year’s Festival program,” explained Karen.

“My Rainbow Bakery’s high tea is famous in the Whitsundays and we encourage all attendees to make an afternoon of it and dress in your high tea best!”

Ticket sales are well underway, however quantities are strictly limited.

What: Whitsundays Writers Festival Big Book Club High Tea Event
When: 7 September 3:15pm to 4:45pm
Where: My Rainbow Bakery
More Information: contact Julia Evans the Festival Convenor via email

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