Adelaide Writer’s Week

I spent Saturday and Sunday at Adelaide Writer’s Week and heard some very inspiring authors speak about their work.I really liked the new set up which had a very open feel about it and I especially loved the woven stick-work which formed the backdrop to the stages.The weather was glorious Adelaide autumn weather which set the scene for a perfect few days for me.

On Saturday I heard Margo Lanagan speak about her inspiration for her writing and about her new book, Sea Hearts, which I immediately went out and bought and then lined up to get her signature on it.Other fascinating authors were Andrea di Robilant, Kelly Link and Ron Rash.

I attended the “Adelaide Festival Awards For Literature” to see some great South Aussies win some awards.

On Sunday I heard Alice Pung, Miguel Syjuco, Kate Grenville, Ursula Dubosarsky, Andrew Joyner and Ron Rash. I could listen to Ron Rash read all day. His Appalachian Mountain accent was something else. Ron talked about “writing hard” and so I have made a pact with myself to “write hard” and get some work completed and some new ideas started.

3 thoughts on “Adelaide Writer’s Week

  1. Nice write up!!! I like always your writer language, Means, I read your write up that i felt I listen to you face to face. Great.

    Suresh Limbachiya
    Adani DAV Public School, Mundra

  2. Hi Suresh, yes if you ever get the chance to attend a Writer’s Week or Event it is well worthwhile attending. It is fascinating hearing the stories behind the stories. Cheers. Jane Jolly Children’s Author

    Website: E-mail: Blog: Postal address: 13 Harriet St Strathalbyn SA 5255 Phone: 08 85362725

    “Limpopo Lullaby” 2004, CBC Notable “Glass Tears” 2005, CBC Notable “Ali the Bold Heart” 2006, CBC Notable “Ami Has Aspergers” 2009

    Watch this space for more!!

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