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This'll be a short one. It's the fifth day of the five writers, five towns tour. We were all heartened to see Sam looking perkier this morning, after a good rest at the Quality Inn in Grafton. As for the rest of us... I think by the time we separate we will be both relieved … Continue reading #555writers: Grafton to Lennox Head
This morning Zacharey Jane interviewed Craig Sherborne and myself in the Coffs Harbour Library. The crowd was fantastic, and asked lots of intriguing questions. Coffs all up was WONDERFUL. I'll never say a bad word about my home town again. Maybe. Poor Nick Earls is right now performing his Word Hunt talk at the Grafton … Continue reading #555writers: Coffs to Grafton
Just a quick post before bed. I was nervous when I blogged earlier today, but the 'home town' pub event was really great. We had our best numbers for a night gig on the tour yet. Coffs... You're alright. Tomorrow the schedule is very full. More events in Coffs, and then we hit Grafton. I'll … Continue reading #555writers @ the Coast
With limited time, these blog posts just have to flow from my head onto the screen. Please forgive all unfiltered thoughts, badly chosen words, grammatical errors and digressions of narrative and theme... I want to start with what just happened. I invited the five writers Zac, Craig, Ash, Sam and Nick, and filmmaker Tim, into my … Continue reading #555writers: Lismore to Coffs
I flew into the Gold Coast in glorious weather, staring out at the mountains and inlets, the blue green ocean. I was ready to get some sun on my skin. When you thrust seven strangers together, there's no guarantee they'll get along. Some of us had gotten up at 5:30am, some were feeling poorly, and … Continue reading #555writers: Tweed Heads & Kingscliff
Yesterday: The plane is just about to descend as I draft this. Craig Sherborne is sitting in the row in front and I've just finished his beautiful novel Tree Palace. I've been completely lost in the story of this family of itinerants, or 'trants', as they call themselves in the book. The family—connected by both blood … Continue reading Craig Sherborne’s Tree Palace and Craig Sherborne, #555writers