At last I have a bit of downtime to catch up with what I’ve been doing the past few months. I keep up to date on social media but find it harder to update my blogs.
The Headland Writers Festival was a lovely regional festival. It was small and intimate and personal. And the people both festival organisers and goers were fantastic. All the events took place in Tathra a lovely seaside town on the south east coast of NSW.
I gave a keynote address on opening night.
and met some distant relatives Nick and Rosie Yee.
It seems that Tathra and the surrounding area is a meeting place for many people as I also saw an old school friend, Jenny Cordner who I haven’t seen since school days.
and caught up with Gabi Stroud. Gabi and I met at Varuna, a writers’ retreat in the Blue Mountains many years ago.
Thank you to Festival director Myoung Jae Yi and his wife Marianna from Candelo Books
Also a big thank you to Andrew Gray from South East Arts who ran around tirelessly keeping everyone happy, and ABC journalist Vanessa Milton who I was in conversation with talking about Zadie Ma and the Dog Who Chased the Moon. It was one of the best discussions I have had, so deep and insightful.