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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

Why I’m a bit smug this week

This is a big week for me. On Saturday I was invited by the Art Gallery of Ballarat to be part of the ‘entertainment’ for their fantastic garden party. The … Continue reading

November 8, 2012 · 2 Comments

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