Literary Dinner
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The WorkPac Literary Dinner is scheduled for 6:30pm on 20 July 2018 at the Mackay Entertainment and Convention Centre (MECC).

Whitsunday Voices is delighted that WorkPac has agreed to be our Literary Dinner Partner for another year. WorkPac, like our Major Festival Partner, Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal, is committed to making Mackay a wonderful place to work and live, and events like the Whitsunday Voices Literary Dinner go some way towards achieving this.

The Guest Speaker for the 2018 Literary Dinner is Leigh Sales.


Leigh Sales is an award-winning author and journalist at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and currently anchors the prime time flagship program 7.30.
From 2001 to 2005, she was the ABC's Washington Correspondent, covering stories including the aftermath of September 11, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the 2004 Presidential election and Hurricane Katrina. From 2006 to 2008, Leigh was the ABC's National Security Correspondent, before becoming the anchor of Lateline.
In 2005, Leigh won a Walkley Award, Australia's highest journalism honour, for her coverage of Guantanamo Bay and the case of David Hicks. In 2012 Leigh was again presented the prestigious Walkley Award for best interviews for her work on 7.30. She's the author of two books, Detainee 002 is her first book. Her second book, On Doubt, was published in 2009 and a second edition was released in 2017 with an updated section about the Trump post-truth era. Her third book will be published in 2018.
She co-hosts a wildly popular culture podcast with her friend Annabel Crabb called Chat 10, Looks 3 about books television, films and cooking.
PLUS enjoy a delicious three-course meal and dance along to the music of Redtie, a hugely popular Brisbane-based 4-piece band.
Bookings are essential: Call the MECC on 07 4961 9777 or visit
Price: $150 per person, including meal and entertainment.