Headland Writers Festival

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.

This is the view from my window in the Tathra Hotel

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.


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