Last weekend I attended the New Norcia Writers’ Festival, which was the best writers’ festival I’ve ever been to. Well, ok, it’s the only writers’ festival I’ve been to – but it has now set the bar very high for all the other ones I want to attend!
Setting it apart from other festivals is its location, out in the Australian bush, amongst the historic buildings of the Benedictine monastery town of New Norcia. New Norcia is Australia’s only monastic town, so if you are ever visiting Perth, Western Australia (WA), I recommend you pay New Norcia a visit for an experience you won’t get anywhere else. (more…)