Author Archives: Angela Savage

About Angela Savage

Angela Savage is a Melbourne writer, who has lived and travelled extensively in Asia. She won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript, and the Scarlet Stiletto Award short story award. Her latest novel is, Mother of Pearl, published by Transit Lounge. Angela holds a PhD in Creative Writing, is former CEO of Writers Victoria, and currently works as CEO of Public Libraries Victoria.

St Kilda Writers Festival 2022

It’s been a long time coming, but after multiple Covid cancellations, the St Kilda Writers Festival is happening late-May. Sisters in Crime Australia is a festival partner and thanks to them, I’ve got a number of choice gigs and I’m … Continue reading

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Adelaide Writers Week

I am delighted, excited and also a little hesitant to say that I have been invited back to Adelaide for Writers Week in 2022 to chair a couple of panels. Delighted because Adelaide Writers Week is a wonderful cultural event, … Continue reading

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Cultural highlights 2021

Normally at this time of year I post a ‘Top Reads’ or ‘Book Bingo’ type list. But this time around, inspired by my partner, Andrew Nette, who blogs at Pulp Curry, I’m extending this list to cultural highlights of 2021. … Continue reading

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Post-lockdown (hopefully)

During most of the six months since I last posted to this blog, I’ve been doing what sociologist Corey Keyes calls languishing. The uncertainty caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic was exacerbated in my hometown of Melbourne, where we achieved … Continue reading

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Yarra Valley Writers Festival 2021

While the COVID-19 pandemic keeps proving time and time again that ‘The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft a-gley’ as Robert Burns would say, and the situation in states outside Victoria notwithstanding, the easing of restrictions … Continue reading

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Love Letters

Nearly 10 years ago, I was contacted by a stamp collector, who’d found a letter to my father, Haydn, from his father, Les, among a bulk lot of first day covers bought at auction. I wrote about this extraordinary story … Continue reading

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Gifts

This photo feels like a gift twice over: a moment of love shared by my father from beyond the grave, made possible by a labour of love on the part of my brother to digitise the slide image Continue reading

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Tweeters: The Birdman’s Wife

Artist Elizabeth Gould spent her life capturing the sublime beauty of birds the world had never seen before. But her legacy was eclipsed by the fame of her husband, John Gould. The Birdman’s Wife at last gives voice to a … Continue reading

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On Reading, take #2

What makes a great read? What gives books their power over us? Have you ever read a book that changed you? After being rescheduled due to Victoria’s snap COVID lockdown in February, I will be chairing the event On Reading … Continue reading

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Coming soon to a town hall, library, brewery near you

I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve thought of the line from the Robert Burns poem ‘To a Mouse’ in the past 12 months: “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft a-gley” (often paraphrased … Continue reading

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