Tag Archives: Angela Savage

Some news

It’s mid-winter and Melbourne is in lockdown again due to a second wave of COVID-19 infections, making it an odd time for announcements. But here goes: I have a new job. After nearly three years as CEO of Writers Victoria, … Continue reading

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Coming soon to a Zoom near you

Wednesday 22 July 2020, 6.30-7.30PM, I’m greatly looking forward to talking online about Mother of Pearl as part of the Yarra Valley Writers Festival Book Club. Book club hosts Michael Veitch & YVWF Director Brook Powell invite you to join … Continue reading

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The Gambler: A tribute to my mother

My beautiful mother Olgamary Savage died on 27 May 2020 at the age of 79. There is much I want to write about in terms of her life and death. But to even contemplate the big picture feels overwhelming. Instead, … Continue reading

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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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Out of the starting gate

Escher jigsaw: a distraction in troubled times It has been a tumultuous start to the new year/decade, as Australia suffers through an unparalleled bushfire crisis, the fate of entire communities–human and animal–subject to the vagaries of a sudden wind change, … Continue reading

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The Great Debate

Further to my last post about saying yes to everything, in late November I found myself in the pulse-pounding position of being on stage before a live audience at the Village Roadshow Theatrette at the State Library Victoria for the … Continue reading

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