Every year the Henry Lawson Festival Committee welcomes a special guest to join in the festivities. Over the years the festival has seen numerous influential and famous special guests.
Hugh Mackay… 2023 Festival Guest of Honour!
Hugh Mackay, an honorary professor in the Research School of Psychology at ANU, will be this year’s guest of honour for the Henry Lawson Festival. He is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and the Royal Society of NSW.
Hugh Mackay, has urged people to put their everyday life to the side for the June long weekend and take the opportunity to connect, celebrate creativity and enjoy the simple pleasure of coming together as a community.
“Anything that can be done to foster a sense of community, like the Henry Lawson Festival, is really important. Having the festival come back bigger and better than ever is crucial for the development of Grenfell and vital for the surrounding community.”