Published authors from the south-west region to share their stories in weekend event

South-west authors will be ‘on tap’ on Sunday when Warrnambool Books welcomes 23 regional writers to Deakin University to share the secret of their success.

In a celebration of the region’s literary talents, Focus on Local Showcase will allow up close and personal sessions with published authors from a range of genres, all with roots in the region.

Workshops, taste-testing, poetry reading and author Q&A’s will take place at Deakin’s cafe Brother Fox between 2pm and 4pm.

Port Fairy author Jock Serong will share his writing secrets as he launches his third novel at Sunday's event.

Port Fairy author Jock Serong will share his writing secrets as he launches his third novel at Sunday's event.

Author Diane Jackson-Hill will discuss her novel 'Chooks in Dinner Suits' at the event on Sunday. Pictured her with south-west iconic character Swampy Marsh and Warrnambool Mayor Kylie Gaston.

Author Diane Jackson-Hill will discuss her novel 'Chooks in Dinner Suits' at the event on Sunday. Pictured her with south-west iconic character Swampy Marsh and Warrnambool Mayor Kylie Gaston.

Author Anne Gleeson will join a selection of south-west published writers in hoping to inspire creative minds at Sunday's Focus on Local Showcase event.

Author Anne Gleeson will join a selection of south-west published writers in hoping to inspire creative minds at Sunday's Focus on Local Showcase event.