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Dave Warner

Dave Warner

Suburban Boy Dave Warner first made his name in music with the gold album Mugs Game and was named by Bob Dylan as one of his favourite Australian musicians. In addition to recording ten albums, Dave is an award-winning novelist (Ned Kelly for Best Australian Crime Fiction, WA Premier’s Award for Literature) with nine published adult crime novels. He also writes children’s novels and non-fiction books.

Dave has written stage musicals, and screenplays for television and film. His TV credits include Packed to the Rafters, Never Tear Us Apart and McLeods Daughters. His feature films have starred Molly Ringwald, Kylie Minogue and Travis Fimmel. Dave’s new novel River of Salt, set in 1963 on the NSW north-coast introduces the genre of surf noire. Dave is also currently recording a new album, working on feature film scripts and a book of the lyrics of many of the five hundred songs he has written.

Voyager Writers Room

Aussie 2.0

Saturday | 4 May | 11am

Join William McInnes and Dave Warner for a yarn about Australian popular culture and the aussie things and people that make us cringe with recognition and laugh with affection. Does cultural cringe still exist or have we moved on?

Presented by: James Lush |  Sponsored by: Empire Events

Ticket: $10 or included in Festival Pass


Feature Event – The River Hotel

River of Salt

Saturday | 4 May | 1pm-2:30pm

Join author, musician and screenwriter Dave Warner, as he speaks about his life and career. Originally gaining national recognition as a musician-songwriter and forming Australia’s first punk band in 1973, Bob Dylan declared Warner his favourite Australian songwriter. Since then, Dave Warner has had an immensely successful writing career with his latest crime thriller River of Salt, capturing the essence of the surf and music scene.

Presented by: Glynn Greensmith |  Sponsored by: The River Hotel

$25  | $20 Arts Hub Members
Drinks available for purchase


Voyager Writers Room

Strange Things in Small Towns

Sunday | 5 May | 3:30pm

What is it about small towns that inspire writers to create weird and wonderful stories that so aptly capture our imaginations? Join Chris Hammer, Dave Warner and Tanya Heaslip as they discuss the small town settings of their latest books and the characters within.

Presented by: Sarah McNeill |  Sponsored by: Rosily Wines & Zani Place Artist’s Retreat

Ticket: $10 or included in Festival Pass


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Aussie 2.0

Writers Room
Saturday | 4 May | 11am
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FEATURE EVENT

River of Salt

The River Hotel
Saturday | 4 May | 1pm-2:30pm
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Strange Things in Small Towns

Writers Room
Sunday | 5 May | 3:30pm
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