Hilary Harper will host a new forum at the festival this year; Interpreting History and Traditions. This forum will feature Ashley Davies and Derek Guille from Ned Kelly, Michael Veitch creator of Hell Ship, Ruth Hazleton and Ye Vagabonds.
Hilary Harper has done just about every job in radio – live reporting, special broadcasts, traffic reporting (with occasional haiku) and presenting programs across ABC Radio Melbourne. She hosted Saturday Breakfast and Mornings on ABC Victoria for ten years, and now presents Life Matters on ABC Radio National. She is passionate about stories, books and sustainability, and has an unfashionable attachment to sugar.