Donnybrook comedian to share skills at writers festival

South Western Times

Former Donnybrook woman Andrea Gibbs will share her storytelling skills as a guest at the Big Sky Readers and Writers Festival.

The festival will feature 13 guest authors, illustrators, and photographers visiting Geraldton as presenters and Ms Gibbs, who is still a regular visitor to Donnybrook with her parents still living there, has been named as one of the highlights of the event.

Ms Gibbs is an actress, radio presenter, co-creator of Australia’s longest running storytelling show of it’s kind Barefaced Stories, has been a guest speaker at both Women of Letters with Marieke Hardy and TEDxPerth, winner of Triple J’s Raw Comedy State Final and is a core member of Perth’s premiere improv-comedy ensemble The Big Hoo-Haa!

During the Big Sky Readers and Writers Festival, held between May 5 and 7, Ms Gibbs, whose earliest memories of storytelling were listening to stories her mum about aliens landing in paddocks, will host a storytelling workshop.

She will be joined by multi award-winning Australian author Bruce Pascoe, bestselling psychological suspense writer Sarah Foster and more.

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This year the event will be made up of 21 free and ticketed events and sessions designed to challenge, provoke, entertain, inspire and educate participants across the weekend.

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