Nathan Shepherdson's Literary Space – Emerging Writers' Festival special #4

  Nathan Shepherdson says... I don't really have a particular place to write.  I've lived at the Glass House Mountains since 1991. It's about one hour north of Brisbane. It is farming community (parts semi-rural/residential) with a collection of small national parks. The main crops are strawberries, pineapples, macadamias, avocados and custard apples. (Pineapples used to … Continue reading Nathan Shepherdson's Literary Space – Emerging Writers' Festival special #4

Feeling a little drawn…

http://www.xtranormal.com/players/jwplayer.swfhttp://www.xtranormal.com/players/embedded-xnl-stats.swf N.B. I chose a British accent simply because the Australian one could not pronounce some of the words. And cheers to Overland and Meanjin for bringing this site to my attention. Now, to some links for the week... Happy Mother's Day! My Mum is amazing and I love her to bits, but for something … Continue reading Feeling a little drawn…

Stu Hatton's Literary Space – Emerging Writers' Festival Special #3

Stu Hatton says... Where do I write? Pretty much everywhere. Quite often I'll be sitting in the study in our apartment. Desk, computer, chaotic piles of paper, the to-do list that never gets done. This is where 'serious' writing and editing happens. But I try to get away from the computer as much as I … Continue reading Stu Hatton's Literary Space – Emerging Writers' Festival Special #3

Stephanie Convery's Literary Space – Emerging Writers' Festival special #2

Stephanie Convery says... The picture you see of my study was taken standing at the window looking in. It's on the detached side of a semi-detached terrace, and the window looks out onto a fence, a gate, a tiny path, a garden bed full of succulents and a lot of sky. It lets in the … Continue reading Stephanie Convery's Literary Space – Emerging Writers' Festival special #2

Peace, EWF & 'Helloooo, my name is Number One…'

First of all, happy ANZAC Day. It's great to take some time to think about the young soldiers who have been sacrificed for our country, and the sadness of war - conflict, power, greed. I know that books and films have been beneficial to my knowledge and understanding of war, and of nationalism, patriotism (the genuine, the … Continue reading Peace, EWF & 'Helloooo, my name is Number One…'

Kirk Marshall's Literary Space – Emerging Writers' Festival special #1

Kirk Marshall says... For my part - and in this forum for intimate, writerly expression - I've got to openly submit here to conceding that for the longest time I've resented the contention that a tactile, geographical environment impacts on the quality of an author's work. I do, however, freely and cordially embrace the notion … Continue reading Kirk Marshall's Literary Space – Emerging Writers' Festival special #1