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13 October 2014

I’m back from the US. The Windham Campbell Festival last month was a truly changing experience—in ways I’m still mulling over. Highlights: meeting my 7 fellow prize-winners and hearing some of their fabulous and inspiring work; putting faces to the email addresses of the Windham Campbell organisers; a swag of diverse and delightful conversations with members of the Yale and New Haven communities; small-group discussions and workshops with students.


This is the 8 of us in the magnificent Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library: Sam Holcroft, Nadeem Aslam, me, Jim Crace, Kia Corthorn, Aminatta Forna, Pankaj Mishra & John Vaillant.

I’m going to post later this month about the session on environmental writing, and the workshop and presentation of Scratchland# by Yale Drama.

Meantime, I’m continuing the ‘talk circuit’ back home in Sydney. On Saturday 18 October I’m speaking at the NSW State Library (Metcalf Auditorium) as part of the Society of Women Writers Dare to be an Author festival. It’s me and playwright and screenwriter Debra Oswald in conversation with Griffin Theatre’s Artistic Director Lee Lewis in a session called Dare to Write for Performers. You can download the full day’s program here.

Then on Tuesday evening 28 October I’m speaking upstairs at The Harlequin Pub, Harris Street, Pyrmont at the NSW Committee’s monthly event for AWG members. This month is a special fundraising one for a much-valued AWG employee who is seriously ill. The topic is Journey to the AWGIEs. I’ll be talking about writing for radio, along with TV writer Shelley Birse and feature film writer Matthew Cormack. More info here.

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