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.
Something I wrote in light of current events…
© T. Altman 2017
Holding out the branch to me
Planted her for me to see
Connection to roots of old
Bound by blood ties he told
Of knowledge, peace and victory
This beautiful bounteous tree
Dedicated to Athena the Wise
Crowned over virgin guise
Hard core and bitter flesh
Just like memories I thresh
An eternal evergreen first track
Turns time and is bruised black
Golden source of the Old World
It sings to me of tragedies unfurled
Yet supplicants my feelings at odds
As it’s a gift of nature from the Gods
© Image and Poem: T. Altman 2017
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