Eltham Festival of Stories

A flying in-and-out post today, but I really wanted to bring attention to a fantastic event that I will be a part of very soon – the Eltham Festival of Stories. For the cost of a gold coin donation which will go to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, there is an entire day of programming and…

What I’m Reading September 2017

When I was perusing the bookshop at last month’s Melbourne Writers Festival, I was excited to see The Last Days of Jeanne d’Arc by Ali Alizadeh on the shelf. I admire his poetry – ‘Marco Polo‘ is one of my favourite poems – and was curious to explore his prose, which I hadn’t read, while learning more about…

What I’m Reading August 2017

Let’s start with the terrific Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls by Elena Favilli, given to Keira for her 13th birthday and what a gift to take into those teenage years. I borrowed it and read it cover to cover, discovering extraordinary stories of legendary women I’m sad I didn’t know about until now – names…