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Listen for Life's Artbeat

Last week at Sydney Writers Festival, I fell under the spell of the graceful being that is Ben Okri.

He said

Writing requires listening – very deep listening – to the world, to other people, to oneself.

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Romancing the Sydney Writers Festival

Last Saturday, I set off with a jaunty step and a light heart for the Sydney Writers Festival. It’s one of my favourite events of the year because I love the vibe of being surrounded by thousands of fellow bookworms. 476 more words

My Sydney Writers' Festival

I look forward to the Sydney Writers’ Festival every year, eagerly scanning the program for my favourite writers and the topics that hook me. For me, the festival is about two things – learning more about the world I live in, and understanding how writers write. 1,300 more words


The Rise of Young Adult Fiction

On Saturday, I attended the Sydney Writer’s Festival for the first time ever, for a panel called “The Rise and Rise of YA: A Look at the Fastest-Growing Category in Fiction.” It was moderated by… 1,035 more words

Young Adult Fiction

Sydney Writer's Festival

Over the weekend I covered the Sydney Writer’s Festival. I attended a panel discussion called Everyone’s a Critic, But Should They Be? 

My opinion piece on this panel discussion was published on MegaphoneOz, which you can accessed by… 16 more words


Talking under water: a professional requirement

Saskia Tillers

Talking under water: a professional requirement

“I was interested in writing from as early as I can remember; lots of terrible adolescent poetry and early attempts at plays and musicals. 1,218 more words


When books remind us of what it is to be human

2015 Opening Address: Mohsin Hamid


Jackie Keast

The theme of the 2015 Sydney Writers’ Festival is a question with no easy answer: “How To Live?”
 It was a question Mohsin Hamid, acclaimed Pakistani author, ruminated on during his opening address to the Festival, … 792 more words