Friday June 11

Naughty Noodle Fun Haus
5 Broken Bay Rd, Ettalong Beach

$25 + booking fee

Friday 11 June 2021 | Doors 7pm for an 8pm start

To kickstart the inaugural Words on the Waves Writers Festival, we are honoured to treat the book-loving people of the Central Coast to an evening with beloved broadcaster and author, Richard Fidler.

The Golden Maze: An Evening with Richard Fidler

8:00pm – 9:00pm

Richard Fidler

In The Golden Maze, beloved broadcaster Richard Fidler brings a ‘light and loving’ touch to the history of Prague, starting from when he first fell for Europe’s most Instagrammed and uncanny city. Surviving the plague, a Velvet Revolution, Nazi terrors and more, this is not only the study of a fascinating city, but an examination of our human yearning for meaning amid the madness. It’s history done the Fidler way; with humour of course. Find out more about his experience with this and other past works in this unmissable conversation event with author David Hunt.

Doors 7pm for an 8pm SHARP start.

There will be a bar with drinks available for purchase during the evening.

Local independent bookseller, The Bookshop Umina, will be on site on the evening to sell copies of Richard Fidler and David Hunt’s books for signing after the event.

The Golden Maze: An Evening with Richard Fidler Friday June 11,

DOORS 7pm for an 8pm START

Naughty Noodle Fun Haus
5 Broken Bay Rd,
Ettalong Beach
$25 + booking fee


Richard Fidler

Richard Fidler

Richard Fidler is the author of Ghost Empire and the co-author of Saga Land, a journey into the sagas of Iceland, which was awarded the 2018 Indie Book Award for non-fiction. Richard is best known as a presenter of ABC Radio’s Conversations. The program attracts a large listening audience around the nation and is the most popular podcast in Australia. His new book, The Golden Maze, is a biography of Prague, inspired by his experience of the city’s 1989 Velvet Revolution.

David Hunt

David Hunt

David Hunt is the author of the bestselling and award-winning Girt: The Unauthorised History of Australia and True GirtGirt Nation will be released later this year. David is also a children’s book author, television presenter and podcaster, and has a birthmark that looks like Tasmania, only smaller and not as far south.

Support our first Festival

As a not-for-profit organisation run with a small team of volunteers, contributions of any size go a long way in enriching the creative culture of our community. The Committee includes local Peninsula residents passionate about bringing the arts to the Coast. We are seeking support from the community to help us create a wonderful and inclusive festival.