Victoria University writing lecturer Michael Hyde will take part in the 2011 Williamstown Literary Festival in a panel discussion about why memoirs are hot now.
Hyde lectures in Professional Writing, Sports Writing and Children's Texts at the University, and conducts writing workshops for students and teachers across Australia, after his long career as an English teacher. His memoir on the 1960s, All Along the Watchtower,was published in November 2010 by Vulgar Press. More recently he acted as a consultant on a forthcoming SBS four-part documentary about ASIO.
Now in its eighth year, the Williamstown Literary Festival (Friday April 29 to Sunday 1 May) is the largest literary festival in Melbourne's west, drawing more than 2,500 people from across the state. The Festival includes panel discussions, interviews, children's workshops, poetry-reading, storytelling and games. Victoria University is a major sponsor of the event.
See the Willy Lit Fest website for more information.
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