Big Book Club High Tea

New Addition For Writers Festival

Organisers of the Whitsundays Writers Festival are thrilled to announce the addition of the Big Book Club High Tea which will be held on the Saturday afternoon of the event, nestled in its heart, and a treat for all to enjoy.

Hosted by two highly acclaimed Australian authors, Sally Hepworth and Kirsty Manning, the special book club event will be an opportunity for attendees to enjoy an intimate afternoon with these two inspiring writers who will share insights into their novels.

New York Times bestselling novelist, Sally Hepworth, has captured the hearts of readers worldwide with her compelling storytelling. With nine novels under her belt and over a million books sold globally, including her latest masterpiece, Darling Girls, Hepworth's literary prowess knows no bounds.

Meanwhile, Kirsty Manning is the bestselling author of The Paris Mystery, The French Gift, The Lost Jewels and The Jade Lily.

Her historical novels have garnered widespread acclaim, captivating audiences across continents. Kirsty’s works, published in multiple languages and adapted for various mediums, stand as testaments to her storytelling brilliance.

Nestled along the picturesque shores of Shingley Beach, the Festival’s Big Book Club High Tea will be held 3:15pm-4:45pm Saturday 7 September at My Rainbow Bakery.

With stunning views of Coral Sea Marina, this secret gem of a café offers a quiet and relaxing space where many local book clubs have met over the years.

For the Big Book Club event, Sally and Kirsty will select some of their books to discuss and attendees will know well in advance of the event. Additionally, attendees will enjoy My Rainbow Bakery’s famous high tea.

Festival President Karen Jacobsen expressed her excitement for the upcoming event, stating, “We are thrilled to welcome everyone to our Festival's Big Book Club High Tea”.

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

Kirsty and Sally join authors Shankari Chandran, Garry Disher, Christos Tsiolkas, Anne Buist, Graeme Simsion, Karina Kilmore, Melissa Ashley, and Jack Roney in this year’s program.

Places for the Big Book Club High Tea will be strictly limited. Details about the Festival’s tickets and how to purchase will be released in April.

WHAT: Whitsundays Writers Festival Big Book Club High Tea

WHERE: Rainbow Bakery, Shingley Beach

WHEN: 3:15pm-4:45pm Saturday 7 September