Speakers

At each annual Festival, we have a terrific line-up of writers and artists, including a mixture of new faces and old friends who return each year because they enjoy it so much. 

Brad Borkan, keynote speaker at HULF 2019

“Speaking at Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival has been one of the highlights of my career as an author.” – Brad Borkan, Keynote Speaker, HULF 2019

To find out what Brad Borkan and other past speakers have thought of their HULF experience, please visit the Festival blog here: www.hulitfest.com/blog

The 2019 programme gives you an idea of the range and calibre of our speakers. Visit the Programme page for details.

HOW TO APPLY TO BE A SPEAKER AT HULF 2020

  • Applications for the 2020 Festival will open in September 2019 and close at the end of November. The Festival Director’s decision is final.

We welcome applications from authors and poets in all genres and at all stages in their writing career. If you would like to feature in our 2020 programme, please complete the following form by 30th November 2019.

Please note that because this is a free Festival, entirely staffed by unpaid volunteers including the director, no speaker fees are paid. (This stance has the approval of the Society of Authors, as no ticket prices are received.) Please only apply if you agree to take part on this basis.

SPEAKER SUBMISSION FORM

 

If you encounter any difficulties submitting the form, please send a message via the Contact page instead. Thank you.

Please note: applying does not guarantee a place in the Festival – spaces are limited. If you are not selected this year, please feel free to come along on the day as a member of the audience and to reapply for future Festivals.

2019 FESTIVAL SPEAKERS

photo of Gerri Kimber addressing the audience

At HULF 2019, Dr Gerri Kimber’s talk about Katherine Mansfield went down very well