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Melbourne Writers Festival - My Top Picks!

The Melbourne Writers festival is coming up from 21-31 August (YAY!), and boy-oh-boy are we in for a treat this year, book nerds! There’s over 400 events happening, with a cast of literary superstars in attendance (Sir Salman Rushdie. 48 more words

Alex Miller & Helen Garner at Mildura, 18 July 2014

I saw Helen Garner at two events in the last week. It’s a bit exciting because before that, I’d never seen her and I’m not sure I’d even heard her voice. 1,610 more words


Melbourne Writers' Festival - Tickets Now on Sale

In past years I’ve had some wonderful experiences at the Melbourne Writers’ Festival.  Germaine Greer giving a keynote address.  A writing masterclass with Simon Winchester… 158 more words


Pieces of Eight

I’m experimenting with a new story writing method.

I have had this habit for years now of looking up a word in the dictionary and then reading the words on the page surrounding it.   356 more words

Ramblings On Writing


Lately I have found it more difficult to write; in fact many days I find I can’t write at all. So I think about it a lot and read a lot too. 990 more words


Book review - The Spare Room - 4 stars

Earlier this year two friends from my book group, whose opinions about books I value, told me how much they enjoy the writing of… 973 more words

Books & Ideas

Helen Garner: Joe Cinque's consolation

The first time I saw Joe Cinque among his friends and family, the first time I ever heard his voice, was in the living room of his parents’ house in Newcastle, in the winter of 1999.

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