Art Smitten's logo for 2020

On Air

Bendigo Writers Festival interview – Art Smitten

Rosemary Sorensen holds up sign promoting Bendigo Writers Festival

Writer and author Rosemary Sorensen has headed the Bendigo Writers Festival for the past eight years. With the 2019 Festival just over a week away, we sent Art Smitten‘s co-Executive Producer – and fellow Bendigonian – Tom Parry to his old hometown for a chat with the lovely Rosemary in Bendigo’s iconic Capital Theatre.

In their wide-ranging discussion, Rosemary and Tom talk about the history of the festival, some of the more contentious authors appearing at this year’s event, advice for aspiring writers, and a scoop on Rosemary’s future plans for the festival.



The Bendigo Writers Festival is happening August 9th-11th in Bendigo, central Victoria. For more information, head to the official website.

Segment and photos by Tom Parry.

Art Smitten
Topics: , ,

More by Art Smitten

Ford v Ferrari header

SYN Revisits: Ford v Ferrari

With the arts industry still in lockdown and premieres on-hold, Art Smitten is continuing to present a retrospective of our favourite releases, exhibitions and otherwise […]

Little Women - Sisters

SYN Revisits: Little Women

With the arts industry in lockdown and premieres on-hold, Art Smitten is presenting a retrospective of our favourite releases, exhibitions and otherwise from the […]

Image Courtesy of the Belvoir Theatre

Art Smitten – Theatre Review – BARBARA AND THE CAMP DOGS (2019)

As the arts world comes to a halt amidst the global pandemic, the Art Smitten team take a moment to reflect and […]