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Author Archives: Melissa Watts

Latest Project

My latest project is about to launch at the Backspace Gallery this weekend. Jason Nahrung and Kirstyn McDermott are curating an amazing exhibition Weathering the Future. In their words the … Continue reading

December 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

Reading wrap up

I can’t believe that it has been so long since my last blog post. Over the last few years I’ve been caught up in all that a PhD demands, started … Continue reading

May 17, 2018 · 2 Comments

Deborah Burrows – A Time of Secrets

On reading selfishly.   I’ve just finished reading Deborah Burrows’ A Time of Secrets, a novel that I picked up because…well…the cover caught my eye. So yes, I did judge a book … Continue reading

January 5, 2016 · 5 Comments

Southern Cross Literary Competition

Old habits die hard. I’m no longer the Publicity Office at Ballarat Writers but I still feel the need to remind everyone of the upcoming Southern Cross Literary Prize because … Continue reading

September 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Scrivener Advice

Are there any Scrivener users who read this blog? I’m after some advice. I am up to draft 5 on my novel, making changes post manuscript assessment. I am wondering … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

Nillumbik Ekphrasis Poetry Award 2015

Last month a poem I wrote for the Nillumbik Shire Council ekphrastic poetry award was judged ‘highly commended’. I wrote a poem, How to paint a sigh, in response to … Continue reading

July 16, 2015 · 8 Comments

Twilight Talk – Tonight

Twilight Talk, Art Gallery of Ballarat. I’ll be talking tonight – Wednesday June 17, at 5.00pm (for a 5.30 start) at the Ballarat Art Gallery Twilight Talks. I will be … Continue reading

June 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Beautiful Room is Empty – Edmund White  

  On Genre expectations. The Beautiful Room is Empty has sat on my bookshelf for years. I finally decided to read it when I was researching the genre of Künstlerroman. … Continue reading

May 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

Monica Lewinski – the price of shame

If you use the internet – in any capacity – read news online, tweet, comment on forums, you need to watch this. Monica Lewinski gives a TED talk about the … Continue reading

March 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

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