'So, How Was the National Young Writers' Festival?'

Unfortunately I didn't make it to NYWF this year, an annual literary alchoholic-ginger-beer-fuelled fest held in Newcastle as part of This is Not Art (TiNA). So I asked a few friends to share an experience or two of their weekend in early October. Amy Vought Barker: Our remix masterclass was great. We did cut ups … Continue reading 'So, How Was the National Young Writers' Festival?'

Melbourne Writers Festival 2008 Diary – Part 3

Saturday August 30 I've known for years I have to do something about the fact I've only read three of John Marsden's books. And now he's gone and adapted my favourite Shakespeare tragedy Hamlet. Unmissable. Especially when he talked with such genuine passion about his influences in the session 'Old Wine in New Bottles' on … Continue reading Melbourne Writers Festival 2008 Diary – Part 3

National Young Writers' Festival, Newcastle 2007 – Highlights

Unfortunately I wasn't able to attend the whole festival, but I had a wonderful drunken time at the 'Mega-Mega Launch' last Saturday night. On Sunday I attended a couple of sessions and checked out the Zine fair. Overall, my experience was enlightening. Anyone who misses the potential of Australian youth or believes them apathetic is … Continue reading National Young Writers' Festival, Newcastle 2007 – Highlights