2020 Festival Director
Our long-time Alice Springs program manager Fiona Dorrell is taking to the tropics from the desert to direct the 2020 NT Writers Festival.
Fiona has worked closely alongside the directors of NT Writers Festivals in both Alice Springs and Darwin since 2015.
“Sally Bothroyd and Dani Powell leave big shoes to fill in terms of innovative, consultative, community-oriented programming. It has been an amazing team to grow and learn in as an emerging arts worker, and it’s a big honour to have the opportunity to step into the Director role. I am so excited to take up the challenge of bringing together a program that will engage and stimulate Darwin audiences and benefit local authors,” she said.
“Developing the 2020 theme, in consultation with Larrakia elder, Bilawara Lee, and a fantastic advisory committee of established Darwin authors has already been an engaging and conversation-filled process. The NT has such a unique and vibrant arts culture and I’m looking forward to showcasing and reflecting that.”
A position is currently being advertised for an Alice Springs program officer, to manage the Central and Barkly programs in 2020.