A While in the Woods

Reading. Writing. Wandering.


Writing Festivals

Perth Writers’ Festival Highlights – Flights of Fantasy 

Another highlight of Perth Writers' Festival was the Flights of Fantasy panel with Garth Nix, Ken Liu and Jay Kristoff. I have heard Garth Nix speak at writing events before - he is ever eloquent and wise - but Kristoff and... Continue Reading →


Perth Writers Festival 2017 Highlights – Ian McGuire, author of The North Water

I've just got back from a weekend at Perth Writer's Festival held at the beautiful University of Western Australia, a venue that lent the whole affair a sense of grand elegance - as well as welcome shade against the hot... Continue Reading →

Listening to Geraldine Brooks

I saw the wonderful Geraldine Brooks speak about her new novel The Secret Chord late last year as part of the Sydney Writers' Festival. She was everything I hoped she would be - intelligent, wise, humble and  warm. I took brief notes,... Continue Reading →

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