The Mudgee Readers’ Festival is passionate about developing skills, opportunities and interests for young people in our regional NSW town, and thanks to support from Create NSW and Express Media we are able to bring a youth intern on board this year. Meet Hannah Edensor!
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
Hello there, I'm Hannah; a 27-year-old freelance writer from Sydney who made the (somewhat rash) decision to swap UberEATS and a 9-5 job for a less stressful life in Mudgee. It's been almost two years, and while I miss having 7000 choices in takeaway restaurants, I've honestly never felt more at home. I enjoy hanging out with my boyfriend and two beautiful dogs, buying house-plants, cooking, and practicing yoga. I don't enjoy how big spiders are in the country.
What excites you about being involved with the Mudgee Readers’ Festival this year?
I fell out of my reading habit for a while, but since moving to Mudgee, I’ve rediscovered my passion for a great book - and seen how many I've been missing out on! So being able to immerse myself in fascinating stories, share cracking book recommendations, and put my writing skills to good use is basically my happy place.
What are you hoping to get out of the experience of being our first ever youth intern?
I'm really excited to work with such a cool community of locals in Mudgee; seriously, everyone is so engaged with everything going on here, and it's a nice feeling to be a part of that. I'm also keen to expand my network and find opportunities to work with more local businesses, as part of the Festival and beyond.
And most importantly, what are you currently reading?
I've just finished Delia Owen's 'Where the Crawdads Sing' and Stephanie Danler's 'Sweetbitter' - two very different books, but both magic in the way they're written and the worlds they've created.