Category Archives: Literary Festival

Where’s Angela?

Around the middle of each year, I put together what I call ‘The Spreadsheet of Doom’ in an effort to organise my calendar of literary and cultural events. This year didn’t look too bad, with only 30 or so commitments … Continue reading

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Adelaide Writers Week 2018

One of the perks of my role as Director at Writers Victoria is the annual meeting of writers’ centre directors from around Australia, which takes place in Adelaide just prior to the start of Adelaide Writers’ Week, part of the … Continue reading

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Desert Nights, Rising Stars – Day 3

I woke up to cold rain in Phoenix, which apparently only happens about five times a year. Would have felt more depressed about it except that a) there was another day left of the Desert Nights, Rising Stars conference; and b) … Continue reading

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Desert Nights, Rising Stars – Day 2, part 2

One of my most anticipated sessions at Desert Nights, Rising Stars was with YA writer Malinda Lo on Writing Diversity: How To & Why Not. Malinda began by explaining that she’d proposed the topic as a way of addressing questions … Continue reading

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By the time I get to Phoenix…

Next month I will visit the USA to attend the Desert Nights, Rising Stars Writers Conference at the Arizona State University in Phoenix. As the conference website blurb says, Desert Nights, Rising Stars ‘brings together writers, readers, and lovers of … Continue reading

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SheKilda 3…where a criminally good time was had by all

This post is based on an article that appeared on the Sisters in Crime Australia website, with editorial comments as noted. Sisters in Crime celebrated its 25th birthday in style at SheKilda3: One-day Crime Spree at St Kilda Town Hall … Continue reading

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Crime writing & Festivals Part 2

The third weekend in November presents me with an embarrassment of riches. Friday, I’m in Geelong for the annual Word For Word Non-Fiction Festival, and Saturday in St Kilda for the Sisters in Crime Australia SheKilda 3: One Day Crime … Continue reading

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