There are many events on the Melbourne literary calendar and mostly I'll track what looks interesting on Twitter, but there are a few coming up I'd like to devote a bit more space to... On October 3 is Writers for Burma, at the Bella Union Bar, Trades Hall, Carlton, from 2:30pm. MC and organiser Paul Mitchell … Continue reading Writers for Burma, Wheeler Centre Program Three & other upcoming events
After Ruby J Murray's On Writing in the World: Ten Things About Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2009. 1. Flying over the top end - veiny, crater-filled land, mercury lakes and billabongs. The corny sea creature carpet at Darwin airport where there's a smoking area and men in matching shirts drinking VB. Realising in the … Continue reading 10 things about Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2009
Here's 5th Wall's most excellent wrap-up of This is Not Art and the National Young Writers Festival. And here are some more of Estelle's awesome interviews from NYWF. Katie Jacobs' dispatches from Ubud, are being featured on Beattie's Book Blog. Bookman - I met your lovely correspondent, hopefully one day I'll meet you too! I'll blog … Continue reading All the somebody people (a round-up of some lit stuff going on here, there, everywhere)
I started the day yesterday with a plunge into the pool, and then a 45 minute walk up to the festival venues. I will not do this again as the swim + walk, coupled with the heat, just about made me a zombie for the entire day! I am giving myself permission to chillax. Here's … Continue reading UWRF: Folklore, myth and the new millenium
Madness, and much excitement. In October I am off to the National Young Writers Festival and the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, back to back - seven panels. And the past month has been one of changes and revelations - but more on those in time. Now, I would like to tell you what I … Continue reading Hello busy lady, what have you been up to? Festivals!
9780143009573 Penguin (Aus, US/Kindle) In an active, atmospheric introduction, a woman and her two children arrive at the gate, and then the house, of the woman’s childhood. The woman, Olivia, explains to her mother she ‘had to come home’ and is accepted. Soon arrives Olivia’s grief-stricken brother and wife, with their baby’s body (who has … Continue reading Julia Leigh's Disquiet