It takes a team to make a festival happen


Mark Easterbrook
Associate Programme Director

Read what Mark said about the 2016 festival here

Diane Blomfield
Festival Producer



Going West 2017 Team

Transition Mentor: Naomi McCleary
Ticketing Manager: Jan Coates
Sound Recording: Davyd Hodge (Sound and Light)
Graphic Designer: Marigold Janezic (Gold Creative)
Publicity Manager: Penny Hartill (HartillPR)
Production Coordinator: Robyn Jordaan
Website: Melissa Laing

Going West Trust
Chair: Naomi McCleary
Deputy Chair: Gary Henderson
Secretary: Jan Coates
Treasurer: Graeme Heap
Nicola Strawbridge
Mick Sinclair
Mark Easterbrook
Rose Yukich
James Littlewood
Anna Fomison

Sir Bob Harvey
Only out West and high in the Fringe Of Heaven can you experience the sheer pleasure of books and the writers who create them.

Maurice Gee
I've been to many writing festivals but none as relaxed and friendly as Going West