Category: Events/Workshops

How to Make Time to Write

I didn’t plan to attend Allison Tait’s Make Time to Write session when I was at the Sutherland Writer’s Unleashed Festival in August. I figured I knew all I needed to know about… Continue reading

Bye, Bye Book Week Month

It’s the 30th August and Book Week Month is almost over. This time it spills in to September with five days in sunny Ipswich next week for the Story Arts Festival.  … Continue reading

Annual ISC CBCA Children’s Literary Lunch

Last Wednesday I attended my ninth Illawarra South Coast Children’s Book Council Literary Lunch. I’ve only ever missed one. This is one of my most favourite events on my kidlit calendar. Eighteen tables of… Continue reading

Writers Unleashed Festival – Author Platform

After my first book was published, I thought I might run a ‘how-to-write’ course. Until I discovered I didn’t know anything about how to write. For me, writing just happened. Words somehow connected in the… Continue reading

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… 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