NSW Writers Centre Speculative Fiction Festival

I headed off to the NSW Writers Centre Speculative Fiction Festival yesterday. It was a chilly morning when we left the Upper Hunter at around 5am, but we made good time, and arrived just before the registration time of 9am. It's always a bit of a guessing game travelling to Sydney from here. On a … Continue reading NSW Writers Centre Speculative Fiction Festival

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A Day at the Newcastle Writers Festival

I spent yesterday at the Newcastle Writers Festival, attending several sessions and catching up with a Goodreads friend. I've always enjoyed reading Kate Forsyth's books, so when I discovered that she was speaking at two sessions, it was more than I could resist. Having heard her speak previously at the NSW Writers Centre Speculative Fiction … Continue reading A Day at the Newcastle Writers Festival

Reading, Writing and High school.

We have a son who has just finished his highschooling.  As he waited for his exam results, I thought once again about the joy of reading.  I love reading.  It's a whole world of escape, excitement, beauty, thoughtfulness, joy and sadness that I can wander off in.  We've had two kids go all the way … Continue reading Reading, Writing and High school.