TV’s Annabel Crabb to headline writers’ festival

UPDATE: Lines in the Sand festival for readers and writers has been postponed due to COVID-19 lockdowns. 
Fraser Coast Regional Council regional librarian Tara Webb said TV personality Annabel Crabb and bestselling authors Rosalie Ham and Kerry McGinnis were being rescheduled for the 2022 Lines in the Sand Festival.
“With the ongoing lockdowns in New South Wales and Victoria, it will not be possible for the key speakers to appear this year,” she said.
“As a result, we have made the difficult decision to postpone the Lines in the Sand Festival that had been scheduled for 24 – 26 September 2021.
“While it is disappointing the festival has not been able to go ahead now for the last two years due to COVID-19, other Lines in the Sand author talks and workshops will continue throughout the year.”
More information about the range of programs and events at the Fraser Coast Libraries, including author talks and workshops, is available at

Don’t miss Annabel Crabb at Lines in the Sand

Author, journalist and TV presenter Annabel Crabb is the keynote speaker at Fraser Coast Libraries’ Lines in the Sand festival of inspiration for readers and writers next month.

Fraser Coast Mayor George Seymour said the well-known host of ABC TV’s Ms Represented and Kitchen Cabinet had a new book coming out that she had co-written with her friend and colleague Leigh Sales.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity to hear from Annabel ahead of the September 28 release of the book, Well Hello: Meanderings from the world of Chat 10 Looks 3,” he said.

Annabel and Leigh teamed up to create their hit podcast, Chat 10 Looks 3, in 2014 and Well Hello is their first book together. Annabel will deliver the keynote address at the festival on September 25 at 10am at a venue to be finalised shortly.

Cr Seymour said tickets were free and numbers were limited, so people would need to book quickly to secure a place in the audience once tickets were released in the coming days.

More terrific speakers and workshops

Cr David Lewis said the Lines in the Sand festival would run from September 24 to 26 and included plenty of other terrific speakers and workshops.

“Another fantastic guest speaker is bestselling author Rosalie Ham who wrote The Dressmaker which was made into a popular film starring Kate Winslet and Liam Hemsworth,” he said.

“We’ll also be hearing from Kerry McGinnis who’s worked as a droving hand and station cook west of Mount Isa and written two volumes of memoir plus a string of bestselling novels.

“It’s going to be a great festival for readers, writers and everyone interested in fascinating stories. The libraries have copies of the authors’ books which people can borrow for free, so I’d encourage those who aren’t already familiar with the speakers’ work to check them out.”

Cr Seymour said COVID-safe procedures would be followed with the safety and wellbeing of everyone involved in the event being Council’s highest priority.

How to book for Lines in the Sand

Bookings will open soon so anyone interested in attending should check the libraries website,; Facebook page,; or ticketing channel,, for more information.

Annabel Crabb appears by arrangement with Claxton Speakers International.