10 Picks for the 2017 Melbourne Writers Festival

  The Melbourne Writers Festival is almost set to start and if you’ve seen the program you’ll know it’s a cracker. Gorgeous accompanying visuals too, as you can see above (very insta-friendly – clever, clever work). I’ve managed to whittle a shortlist of events – the blurbs are taken from the MWF website. The last two…

11 Years Blogging & 11 Things to Celebrate

Friends, I’ll be honest. I’m tired after a couple of 12-and-13 hour days of writing in a row. I was going to give myself the morning off before rolling up my sleeves and getting back to work but I can’t let today’s anniversary pass without mentioning it. So happy 11th birthday, dear blog. Here are…

A Tale of Two Alan Marshall Short Story Awards

  A little over a week ago I was announced local division winner of the 2017 Alan Marshall Short Story Award. At the same ceremony, I also received a local highly commended in the 2017 Nillumbik Ekphrasis Poetry Award. I’ve been in two minds whether to write about the occasion for a few reasons, mostly…