2018 was immense! For someone who prefers to be a hermit and hide away at home this year has pushed me miles outside my comfort zone! I've home schooled my children through grades 4 and 6, and started sporadic lessons a lot earlier than planned for my 4 year old who is insistent that she … Continue reading 2018: What a Year!
This is the follow up post from my post a month ago about Schools Day at the Tamar Valley Writers Festival. I have so much to write about this weekend, I almost don't know where to start! I attended seven sessions: Learning to Fly: Emerging Authors Garments of Time: the many Guises of History Numbers … Continue reading The Tamar Valley Writers Festival
I first heard of The Flywheel at the Tamar Valley Writers Festival earlier this year. Author Erin Gough spoke about her experiences discovering her sexuality as a teenager. Attending an all girls school she had never ever heard of anyone who was gay - it wasn't mentioned at school - there was not even any teasing, … Continue reading #AWW2016 Review – Flywheel by Erin Gough
Last weekend was the Tamar Valley Writers Festival - two days (well, for me - there were other events on other days too), of non-stop panels and book-signings and networking! Those of you who've been following my blog for a while now, may remember that around this time two years ago I attended the Festival of … Continue reading Tamar Valley Writers Festival 2016
Late last year I attended the Tasmanian Readers and Writers Festival in Hobart, where I listened to Cate Kennedy and Kathryn Lomer in conversation, and discovered this book. The next day I also attended Cate's Masterclass, and I am so glad I did - what an amazing day - (you can read about it here). 🙂 … Continue reading #AWW2016 Review – The World Beneath by Cate Kennedy
Last Thursday I had the opportunity to hear Elizabeth Gilbert speak about creativity. In conversation with Tasmanian author Heather Rose, Liz told us all about her creative life, which she has written about in her book 'Big Magic'. I sat in the dark theatre, scrawling largely spaced notes into my notebook, hoping not to overlap notes on a page I couldn't see. … Continue reading In Conversation with Elizabeth Gilbert
Exciting news! Those of you who have been following me for some time may remember that I attended the Festival of Golden Words, held in Beaconsfield, Tasmania, in 2014 (for those who don't, I blogged about it here). I had such a fantastic time, and was so looking forward to returning this year, only to find … Continue reading Tamar Valley Writers Festival 18-20 March 2016
This weekend I attended the Festival of Golden Words, in Beaconsfield, Tasmania. It is the first time a writer’s festival has ever been held so close to my home, and I had such a brilliant time. I started off with a workshop on getting published, which confirmed a lot of what I’d read elsewhere, but … Continue reading Festival of Golden Words, Beaconsfield, Tasmania