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Category Archives: Australian Literature

Cops and Robbers – Writing Crime

I’m busy publicising Ballarat Writers next fantastic workshop and thought some of you may be interested – August 11 – Cops and Robbers; writing the perfect crime scene with Jarad … Continue reading

August 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Dulcie Deamer – The Queen of Bohemia

As the old adage goes, you should never judge a book by its cover. Which is exactly what I did when I picked up Dulcie Deamer’s autobiography off a small … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · 1 Comment

International Women’s Day Inspiration

Today is International Women’s Day and I’ve been inspired by Whispering Gums to think of texts by women which have inspired me.  I’m busy today, running off to a Ballarat … Continue reading

March 8, 2012 · 5 Comments

The Pines Hold Their Secrets

Jill Blee’s historical fiction always grabs a reader early because of its setting, and The Pines Hold Their Secrets is no exception. Set on Norfolk Island when it was a … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · 6 Comments

Australian Women Writers Challenge 2012

I’m signing up for the Australian Women Writers Challenge 2012. I’m not too concerned about the challenge, because I love Australian Women Writers. I love that there is an undercurrent … Continue reading

January 21, 2012 · 7 Comments

Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute Library

The building contains a glass reading room with a collection of newspapers and early books that were bought to Ballarat* through the wealth amassed by the goldfields. The Institutes Library … Continue reading

December 1, 2011 · Leave a comment

Tim Pegler

Over the last few months I have been helping Ballarat Writers to prepare for the Ballarat Writers and Illustrators Festival for 2011. As part of this I have prepared by … Continue reading

August 31, 2011 · Leave a comment

Workshopping

A few weeks ago I attended a Ballarat Writers workshop run by Alison Arnold from Text Publishing and Cath Crowley, young adult author. The day previous Cath Crowley had won … Continue reading

July 24, 2011 · Leave a comment

Geraldine Brooks

Last week Geraldine Brook’s new novel Caleb’s Crossing made it to number 1 on the Independent books top 10 list.* It was released on May 3. It’s fantastic that an … Continue reading

May 20, 2011 · 2 Comments

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