"To be successful, to have a long-term future, a festival must first and foremost reflect the character of its host city. It should also meet the needs of the citizens and visitors, challenge their habits and
confront their assumptions."
Schofield, Leo. 'On Making and Marketing a Festival.' Smarts 4 (December 1995): 7-8.
What a great essay question. Do you agree? Support your answer with specific examples of Australian writers festivals.