Nov '13 16

I'll be reading some of my poems with super-talented poet Louise McKenna at 5.30 pm next Wednesday 20th November at the State Library of South Australia, North Terrace, Adelaide.

'Words @ the Wall' is a joint Friendly Street Poets and State Library event and is a lovely, unique kind of poetry reading. The library is a beautiful setting and the event itself - two poets reading for no longer than 45 minutes - gives the audience no time to get bored.

And it's free.

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Nov '13 14
I joined amazing wordsmiths Alison Flett, Heather Taylor-Johnson, Rachael Mead and Anna Solding at a writing retreat during the October long weekend (5-7 October). We rented a house on Hindmarsh Island, an area close to Goolwa on the Fleurieu Peninsula about a 1.5-hour drive from Adelaide.

The idea was to write our little heads off in a distraction-free environment. The house, which backed onto the waterway, was certainly large enough for each of us to find our individual writing spaces. In the evening we'd read out what we'd written if we felt like it.

Everyone brought and shared delicious home-cooked food and of course we had supplies of wine, beer, gin and vodka.

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