My first post COVID lockdown trip away is a weeks writing residency at Varuna Writers House in Katoomba, the Blue Mountains. I was invited to take up a residency after being shortlisted for their Fellowship Program back in 2020, which seems a lifetimes ago. I’m excited as a puppy at a picnic…
I was chuffed that one of my poems was chosen for publication on the Cool Rock Repository for their Luna Expo. Perigee was the result of mythology and awe at nature colliding with my pen (the photo was taken and the poem written at Byron Bay)…Cool Rock Repository are interested in the intersection of geology and literature, take a peek – it’s cool.
Spoken word @ Book Love Tuesday on Facebook
I’m performing a domestic noir spoken word piece over on Facebook on Tuesday evening 14th April.
Come and join Book Love Tuesday with fabulous host, mystery writer and Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival Director, LJM Owen, guest authors: thriller writer Ingrid Fry, mystery writer Dorothy Johnston and moi at 7pm here
Australian crim fiction writer Blair Denholm, author of Sold, a thrilling noir trilogy, featuring the detestable yet lovable one-man wrecking ball Gary Braswell, published a blog after an author interview with me last week.
The Grand Read
I’ll be joining award-winning poet Dr Robyn Rowland AO, and a diverse line-up of local writers at The Grand Read as part of Warrandyte Festival on 24 March. Tickets $20 trybooking.com/BIDBO includes light supper. Music by Jay Smith & Friends.
Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival 31 October – 5 November: The festival will be held at Cygnet in the Huon Valley in Tasmania. I’ll be performing a spoken word piece at Noir at the Bar on Friday night.
The Grand Read at Warrandyte Festival 26 March: I will be reading along with other local writers and special guest Felix Nobis at the annual poetry and prose in the pub. Tickets available from Warrandyte Neighbourhood House
Sisters in Crime Scarlet Stiletto Awards 2017 winners announced I was pretty chuffed to win the financial crime award for A Gift of Thoth
Image: Whitney Museum of Modern Art, New York