Category Archives: Literary Festival

Willy Lit Fest Vision 2020

The Willy Lit Fest has been an annual fixture in the beachside Melbourne suburb of Williamstown since 2003. Not to be undone by the COVID-19 pandemic, the fabulous organisers have pivoted (a key 2020 word) to bring selected events to … Continue reading

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Yarra Valley Writers Festival

The inaugural Yarra Valley Writers Festival was broadcast online last weekend and, as Festival Director Brook Powell put it so eloquently in her opening remarks, ‘No, it’s not the same, but it is of the moment.’ While I missed not … Continue reading

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Yarra Valley Writers Festival online

We’ve been in lockdown due to COVID-19 for over a month now in Australia. My partner and I are working from home. My daughter is doing her high school classes from home (my brother, a teacher, reminds me not to … Continue reading

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Yarra Valley Writers Festival 2020 Program

I’m thrilled to be part of the program for the inaugural Yarra Valley Writers Festival, to be held in Healesville from Fri 8 – Sun 10 May. The star-studded festival line-up includes Tony Birch, Helen Garner, Alice Pung, Christos Tsiolkas, … Continue reading

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Adelaide Writers Week 2020 Program

I am thrilled to be on the Adelaide Writers Week program as an interviewer for the third consecutive year. I’ve fallen in love with this festival since first attending in 2018 and look forward to participating both as a chair … Continue reading

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MWF19 – Watching them Grow: From Page to Screen

My Melbourne Writers Festival 2019 experience started early on Saturday morning with an email from US YA author Becky Albertalli, a panellist on the ‘Watching Them Grow: From Page to Screen’ session I was chairing that afternoon, to say she … Continue reading

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Coming soon to a festival near you (Part 3)

Winter is here, possibly the best time of year for reading and talking about books. Early next month, I’ll be doing just that in Geelong at an ‘Author Encounter’ with Sarah Hopkins, talking about her latest novel, The Subjects, an … Continue reading

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Coming soon to a festival near you (Part 1)

With advent of writers festival season, I’ll be appearing at several festivals around the state in 2019, either as part of my day job as Director of Writers Victoria, and/or in my other guise as an author and freelance chair/interviewer. … Continue reading

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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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