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Today

Today is the birthday of AA Milne, writer of Winnie the Pooh, and a glorious day it is too. I hope you are having a happy one!  

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60 books

Yesterday the final event (more or less) in The Festival of my Birthday (!) was held at Imprints. Instead of a party at home, we had it at one of my favourite places, and instead of pressies for me, I … Continue reading

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The overseers

It’s just past the first week of March, Writers’ Week here in Adelaide, and a traditional subject for a blog post – see here and here and here and here and here just for some examples. Looking through the various posts, it’s obvious that the … Continue reading

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“A book and a friend”

When I was young I came across a cheesy quotation that of course appealed to me hugely – cheesiness having always been part of my nature – “These choose with prudence, a book and a friend: they should charm at … Continue reading

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Writing lives, reading lives

This afternoon I went to a book event at Sophia, the spirituality centre at Cabra, featuring Mag Merrilees (who has featured in this blog many times). It was a lovely event, with readings and talk from Mag about her writing … Continue reading

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Celebrations (Part 2 – The Book Launch)

Yesterday was another great opportunity to celebrate, this time the release of Mag Merrilees’ new book Big Rough Stones. Mag has featured here before, at least once at another book launch, and this was similarly a fantastic, warm, celebratory community … Continue reading

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Writers’ Week 2018 (the interviewer)

It’s that time of year again, Writers’ Week, and I have been lapping it up these past couple of days. Beautiful weather, lovely setting, great organisation, fantastic people to listen to and their books to enjoy. I have highlighted in … Continue reading

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Whirling about at WOMAD, Writers’ Week and IWD

It’s been culture central this week – Writers’ Week, that began last Saturday, continued till Thursday with some great speakers and thought-provoking conversations. On Wednesday it was International Women’s Day, and a good opportunity to celebrate women in a range of … Continue reading

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Gazing up through trees (at Writers’ Week)

It’s that time of year again (‘mad March’ in Adelaide, with festival, fringe, car race etc) – and today was the first day of Writers’ Week for 2017. I have my dear friend Romi with me from the UK again, … Continue reading

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Beauty takes time (some reflections on Writers’ Week)

I’ve been at Writers’ Week this week, and have had a great time again. I love hanging out in the sunshine (the weather’s been fantastic), and listening to writers talk about their books. A lot of work goes into the … Continue reading

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