Category: Events/Workshops

Live and Local, SWF and Kate DiCamillo

It was a writerly weekend. On Saturday, the Sydney Writers Festival was literally streaming into the Gong Town Hall. The program included live-streamed sessions from the Big Show in Sydney and local events… Continue reading

Minecrafting a Story Workshop

What could be better than computer games and writing? When it comes to Minecraft, they go together perfectly. I have heaps of fun at my Minecraft workshops and the kids are always… Continue reading

And so it begins… Book Week Month 2016

It really ought to be called Book Week Month. According to my diary, Book Week extends halfway into September. It’s a good thing it’s a lot of fun. This was a special… Continue reading

Whitsunday Voices Youth Literature Festival

There is only one word for the Whitsunday Voices Youth Literature Festival and that’s SPECTACULAR. That one word covers everything from the organisation (the SPECTACULAR Sonia and her team), the kids who attended, the… Continue reading

Paying Forward and Giving Back – NSWWC Kids & YA Festival

At the recent NSW Writers’ Centre Kids and YA festival, Susan Whelan and I presented a seminar on our version of networking. For us, networking is not about connecting with influencers and… Continue reading

An Afternoon with Charlotte Wood and Caroline Baum

I have a confession to make. I don’t usually attend events where the authors write for adults. This was my first one. The children’s book industry is such a vibrant, busy sector… Continue reading

Southern Sea of Words

Five years ago an invitation arrived all the way from Albany, WA to visit Great Southern Grammar School. I excitedly said Yes but it wasn’t to be. My youngest son fell ill… Continue reading

International Women’s Day: Power Voice

The sound of African drumming reverberated through the Wollongong Art Gallery last Friday night. It was hard to resist thumping along with the rhythm. There is only one word to describe drumming (I’ve long been… Continue reading

Kids Day Out

One of my favourite events on my Author calendar is the South Coast & Illawarra Children’s Book Council (SCICBC) Kid’s Day Out. The events alternate each year between two wonderful libraries – Thirroul… Continue reading

The Story Crowd at Black Rock Primary

It’s been four months since Jodie Wells-Slowgrove and I launched The Story Crowd, bringing literature festivals to primary schools. It’s a lot of fun and a lot of hard work which has… Continue reading