The Mudgee Readers’ Festival was proud to partner with Writes4Women in 2018 to capture a selection of MRF events for their festival podcast series. You can find episodes below, with new sessions added over the coming months.
Episode 1: Comfort Reading Authors Chris Womersley, Andrew P Street, Inga Simpson and Laura Elizabeth Woollett discuss the books they turn to again and again for solace and comfort. What are the stories that keep them feeling nourished and keep them writing? Jenn Martin probes the panel to find out. You may want to keep a pen and paper handy for this one!
Episode 2: Waiting for Elijah Waiting for Elijah is an account of a tragedy that didn't have to happen - the 2009 shooting go 24 year old Elijah Holcombe by a police officer in Armidale. It is also an intense, forensic deconstruction of the extended legal proceedings that followed and a heartbreaking portrait of a family's grief. Kate Wild and Sharelle Fellows discuss this compelling narrative and the research and reportage that went into it.
(CW: This podcast talks about death and mental health and may trigger some people. If you need help please contact Lifeline on 13 11 44.)