Children’s Book Council of Australia Awards – August reading challenge!

The arrival of August also means the arrival of a very important bookish event that’s marked on my calendar – the Children’s Book Council of Australia awards. It’s been a bit of a tradition of mine for the last few years to attempt to read every book that is listed on the ‘Notables’ list, and …

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Clunes Booktown Recap 1: Exploring Teen Reading Culture

Last weekend I joined thousands of booklovers, writers and creatives and headed to Clunes for the annual Booktown Fesitval. Clunes is a small regional town just outside of Ballarat which averages a population of around two thousand people. When it comes to the Booktown time of year, poor Clunes gets so flooded that a lot …

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Writing about your work

Hi all! Here you can read my thoughts on ‘Writing about your work’, as published on the Ballarat Writers Inc. Blog.

Happy writing! 🙂

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Last Monday I sat at my computer, fingers poised over the keyboard, ready to take notes on the Writer’s Victoria webinar ‘How to write about your work’ hosted by Claire Capel-Stanley. Normally, this is the sort of course I would shy away from, telling myself that its only for well-established, published writers. Why would I need to write about my own work? Surely my small list of accomplishments will look insignificant and not worth sharing?

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Review: Motherhood and Creativity: The Divided Heart edited by Rachel Power

Motherhood and Creativity: The Divided Heart by Rachel Power is a candid expression of women who are making their creative careers work, while still meeting the demands of being a mother. I picked up this book at first because it came up as a recommendation on my Instagram feed. As my seven-month-old daughter happened to …

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