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Some of the authors appearing at the Sydney Writer’s Festival…

It's that time of year again, when the programs and author schedules for the annual Sydney Writer's Festival are announced. Held between the first and the sixth of May, mostly at Carriageworks but with some events at a variety of other places around Sydney, there will be many events to choose from, and many authors… Continue reading Some of the authors appearing at the Sydney Writer’s Festival…

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NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Shortlist for 2018

One of the Australia's literary awards has just announced the shortlist for 2018 - The NSW Premier's Literary Awards, with the winner to be announced in April. Each category and the shortlisted novels for this prize are listed below for 2018, and information about each prize category can be found here in a previous post:… Continue reading NSW Premier’s Literary Awards Shortlist for 2018

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Adelaide Writer’s Week 2018

The third of March, 2018 marks the beginning of the six-day festival of authors and writing in Adelaide, South Australia. Eighty-Four Australian and international authors will attend the event for a variety of talks, across a diverse range of authors, books and genres to discuss literature and how the world impacts the stories we tell.… Continue reading Adelaide Writer’s Week 2018

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Once Upon A Time – Fairy Tales and The Pre-Raphaelites with Kate Forsyth

It is very rare that I get to meet my favourite authors, or in fact, any authors, even though we interact over social media, so when I heard that Kate Forsyth would be at an author event at Kincumber Library, I booked to go before the tickets were all gone. It was a lengthy month… Continue reading Once Upon A Time – Fairy Tales and The Pre-Raphaelites with Kate Forsyth

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2017 Sydney Writer’s Festival

  The Sydney Writer’s Festival is held annually across various precincts of Sydney, with many ticketed and free events across the five days of the festival. This year, the dates are the 22nd to the 28th of May. Each year, the Sydney Writer’s Festival presents over 300 events, with audiences of over 100,000 people over… Continue reading 2017 Sydney Writer’s Festival

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The Jane Austen Writer’s Club by Rebecca Smith

Title: The Jane Austen Writer’s Club Author: Rebecca Smith Genre: Non-fiction/writing advice Publisher: Bloomsbury Published: 1st October, 2016 Format: Hardcover Pages: 352 Price: $36.00 Synopsis: Pretty much anything anyone needs to know about writing can be learned from Jane Austen. While creative writing manuals tend to use examples from twentieth- and twenty-first-century writers, The Jane… Continue reading The Jane Austen Writer’s Club by Rebecca Smith

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Richell Prize Shortlist and Emerging Writer’s Festival

  The Richell Prize shortlist, and The Emerging Writer’s Festival Literary prizes and festivals help new and emerging, as well as established writers earn money and get publicity and exposure. They allow writers to interact with each other, with readers, with publishers. Festivals across Australia and the world, such as the Emerging Writer’s Festival, The… Continue reading Richell Prize Shortlist and Emerging Writer’s Festival

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The Rebirth of Rapunzel by Kate Forsyth

Fairy tales have a long and varied history, from their beginnings in an oral format, to fairy tale collectors such as The Brothers Grimm, and creators such as Hans Christian Andersen, Oscar Wilde and Charlotte-Rose de la Force, author of Persinette. Various authors and collectors have different versions of these tales stemming from different traditions… Continue reading The Rebirth of Rapunzel by Kate Forsyth

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The Mapmaker Chronicles #1 By A.L. Tait

Title: Race to the End of the Earth (The Mapmaker Chronicles #1) Author: A.L. Tait Genre: Fantasy, Children Publisher: Hachette Children’s Published: 14/10/2014 Synopsis: A map of the world? Why did the King want that? Everyone knew if you went too far in either direction you'd fall off the edge, into the jaws of Genesi,… Continue reading The Mapmaker Chronicles #1 By A.L. Tait

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Shoes, Pirates and Unicorns

My writing as taken me to many places and on many journeys, not only through the act of piecing together my stories and works, but through the research I undertake to give a touch of authenticity to my work. Amongst the projects I am working on, I have just had pirates murder a mermaid and… Continue reading Shoes, Pirates and Unicorns