It takes a team to make a festival happen


Mark Easterbrook
Artistic Director

Read what Mark said about the 2016 festival here


Diane Blomfield
Festival Producer



Going West 2018 Team

Poetry Slam: James Littlewood
Naomi McCleary
Ticketing Manager: Melissa Laing
Sound Recording: Davyd Hodge (Sound and Light)
Graphic Designer: Marigold Janezic (Gold Creative)
Publicity Manager: Penny Hartill (HartillPR)
Production Coordinator: Robyn Jordaan
Event Photographer: Liz March
Website: Melissa Laing

Going West Trust
Chair: Naomi McCleary
Deputy Chair: Gary Henderson
Secretary: Jan Coates
Treasurer: Graeme Heap
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