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2013 Southern Cross Literary Comp

I’ve been working hard over the last few months to promote the Southern Cross Literary Comp. Please see the details below and share with anyone you think may be interested. … Continue reading

October 2, 2013 · 2 Comments

I’m talking at the Melbourne Writers Festival

I am very pleased to announce that I will be a panellist and an interviewer at the 2013 Melbourne Writers Festival. I spent some time helping the team from MWF … Continue reading

August 21, 2013 · 2 Comments

Finding God?

If you stare at a religious artefact long enough can it convert you? Yes, I am seriously asking that question. It’s not the type of question I’d usually ponder, being … Continue reading

June 13, 2013 · 4 Comments

Reading Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly’s How to make Gravy is not a book to read fast. Perhaps that’s why I went to the launch in 2010 and have only just finished reading it. … Continue reading

June 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Place as Character – Toni Jordan Nine Days

 I’ve seen Toni Jordan speak at quite a few events, and I was fortunate enough to hear her again towards the end of last year at the Ballarat Mechanics Institute. … Continue reading

April 12, 2013 · 2 Comments

Writing Workshops

Ballarat Writers have launched their 2013 Workshops Based on the success of previous years the writing workshops are back with a range of topics to inspire writers of all levels … Continue reading

February 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Interview with ABC Open

Here is a link to an interview I did about blogging with Amy Tselmanis at ABC Open Ballarat: https://open.abc.net.au/openregions/vic-ballarat-42Tn7FB/posts/blogging-tips-from-local-writer-melissa-watts-18vv1me  

February 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

A quick fling or a long-term relationship?

Over the past few months I’ve had some success with some short stories and poetry I’ve written. It’s been a really invigorating time for my writing and I can’t help … Continue reading

December 3, 2012 · Leave a comment

Art Monthly Magazine

If you are a reader of Art Monthly Magazine look out for my poem. It’s the poem I wrote for the Capturing Flora exhibition at the Ballarat Art Gallery, described by editor … Continue reading

December 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

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