Word for Word National Non-fiction Festival is Australia’s largest festival to showcase non-fiction literature, writing and ideas. After a successful inaugural event in 2014, the festival is returning from 11th–13th September 2015 for three days of workshops, panel discussions, ‘in conversation’ sessions and exciting keynote speakers. There will be something on offer for everyone and audiences are sure to be engaged and inspired by this exciting event.
Maria Katsonis is the author of The Good Greek Girl, a memoir about her experience of mental illness and rebellion against a traditional Greek upbringing. She has been published in The Age and The Guardian. While Maria now lives with a chronic mental illness, she leads an active and purposeful life.