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.
The Melbourne Writers Festival is happening in Melbourne, Australia from 24 August till 2 September.
Victoria’s premier annual literary event. The Festival connects writers and stories to celebrate a world of literature, explore universal ideas, and inspire a global community of readers.
This year’s Festival theme is exploring the theme of revolutions past, present and future, it’s revolutionary ideas and fresh new voices that will power this year’s Festival – and invigorate everyone who reads.
For all sessions and workshops check out their website here:
Melbourne Writers Festival
Melbourne Rare Book Week commenced in 2012 as a partnership between ANZAAB, the University of Melbourne and eight other literary institutions. In 2015, over 44 free events were held at libraries, literary and historical societies and bookshops throughout Melbourne, attracting local, national and international visitors. Melbourne Rare Book Week is now well established in the City of Melbourne’s event calendar. It is a major attraction for book collectors, librarians and all who have a love of words, print on paper and literary heritage.
The Melbourne Rare Book week in 2018 is from 29th June to the 8th of July:
Rare Book Week
The Melbourne Rare Book Fair in 2018 is from July 6-8, 2018.
For more info go to their website by following this link:
Rare Book Fair
These were three of her quotes which resonated with me that night:
“The reason I read so much is because it’s better than life.”
“I write so slowly I could write with my own blood and I wouldn’t hurt myself.”
“You can’t teach writing –
It’s like teaching people to be tall.”
Fran Lebowitz – 2nd of March 2018, Melbourne Australia
These were two of her quotes which resonated with me that night:
“Cooking teaches lessons in life.”
“Baking is like chemistry and poetry.”
Nigella Lawson – 24th of January 2018, Melbourne Australia
Thought I would try a new yet interesting approach to this year’s reading challenge:
Popsugar Reading Challenge 2018
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