As someone who had never lived in the country until five years ago, I am astonished, now, how little I understood the impact of where you live not only on how you live, but also on how you think.
Of course, you can be both ignorant and clever anywhere, Continue reading
A cross article in the Guardian by Meredith Jaffe about the dismissive attitude of some writers and critics towards “middle-brow” fiction has alerted me, belatedly, to Ivor Indyk’s essay in the Sydney Review of Books berating not only literary prizes (and their move towards “middle-brow” winners) but also writers festivals.
Ivor, who is an untiring editor and publisher, Continue reading
If it seems to you that hardly a week goes by without a writing festival of some kind, you’re probably right. There appears to be no end to people’s enthusiasm for these events, which have proliferated like weeds after rain.
Bendigo Writers Festival was started in 2012 on the back of the hard work across our Central Victorian region Continue reading