Rosalie Ham the author of The Dressmaker taught at *Wordfest2018.
I was lucky enough to be able to attend her creative writing workshop and sheepishly asked her to sign my book at the end of the class, which she was only too happy to do! She commented it was lovely to sign a real life physical book and wished me luck with my writing.
I received some good productive tips to tighten my work and made a few new fellow writer friends . Overall I am glad I attended it was one of the best workshops I have attended at a writing festival.
*WordFest is the annual literature festival of the Monash Public Library Service. The festival brings readers and writers together for a series of author talks, writing workshops and competitions.
Thought I would try a new yet interesting approach to this year’s reading challenge:
Popsugar Reading Challenge 2018
This year (2018) is the 10 year anniversary of Melbourne (Australia) being classified as a City of Literature by UNESCO.
Reading Victoria is celebrating by publishing a piece of writing each week, themed around a suburb or town in Victoria. To sign up to receive a weekly email with the free featured writing you can do that here:
City of Literature: Reading Victoria
On Saturday the 3rd of December in North Melbourne (Australia) at the Lulu Cafe and Gallery, the book launch and signing for “A New Beginning” anthology I have contributed to for Women Who Write will be happening:
Event: Women Who Write Melbourne Book Launch & Signing
I’m today’s featured author for Women Who Write as my short story piece will be in their first anthology. Click the link below to see more including a small taste of my work…
Women Who Write: Tina Altman
20th of October is the National Day on Writing.
For me writing is a form of therapy…it helps me get all the stuff churning in my mind on paper which is extremely freeing.
The National Novel Writing Month is happening in November.
As per their website:
“National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000-word novel by 11:59 PM on November 30.”
Free free to add me as a buddy as I have signed up for the first time and would like to be inspired by others participating also:
Tina Altman Author Profile
The Digital Writing Festival is happening from the end of this month.
The Digital Writers’ Festival takes place online, on their website. Log on and tune in to join the conversation, wherever you are.
For all sessions and workshops check out their website here:
Digital Writers Festival
Women Who Write Anthology which I have contributing to has created a fundraising campaign on Pozible to raise funds to have our first anthology published.
We are offering pre-sale copies of our anthology, writing services (copy, web content, blog and memoir), and a coaching service from a professional life coach.
Our goal is to raise $3000AU to enable us to break-even with publishing costs. Any funds raised above this amount will go towards costs such as our group events, our Writers Victoria membership fee, our book launch party and next year’s anthology.
Please spread the word about our campaign.
Thank you to everyone in advance and please click the link below to donate:
Women Who Write Anthology Support
Taken from the Modern Mrs Darcy website I took up the following challenge for 2017 and here is my completed list:
A book you chose for the cover:
A Vocation and a Voice: Stories by Kate Chopin
A book with a reputation for being un-put-down-able:
Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick
A book set somewhere you’ve never been but would like to visit:
History of Ancient Egypt by Erik Hornung
A book you’ve already read:
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
A juicy memoir:
Of Ashes and Rivers that Run to the Sea by Marie Munkara
A book about books or reading:
The Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1918 by Arthur Quiller-Couch
A book in a genre you usually avoid:
Meditations on First Philosophy by Rene Descaties
A book you don’t want to admit your dying to read:
The Feminist Manifesto by Mina Loy
A book in the backlist of a new favorite author:
Transformations by Anne Sexton
A book recommended by someone with great taste:
The Yellow Wallpaper; The Wallpaper Replies by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
A book you were exited to buy or borrow but haven’t read yet:
Collected Poems: 1969-1999 by John Forbes
A book about a topic or subject you already love:
See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt