australian short story festival

My gratitude to Tony Birch for his motivational 3 hour workshop on short fiction at the first day of the Australian Short Story Festival at UniSA CityWest this morning. Thanks to all the other participants for their contributions and ideas too. So many ideas to put into action!

It was a great evening opening too. Tony Birch’s “key note address” was more stand-up comic routine than academic discourse – yet he still managed to make some seerious points. I met and spoke with Kaurna elder Uncle Lewis O’Brien, Lynette Washington, Anna Solding, Stephen Orr and Andy Kissane and caught up again with Peter Goldsworthy and Lisa Temple, Alex Skovron, Kristin Martin, Gay Lynch, Beccy & Mike Lucas, Michael Bollen, Sharon Kernot, Amelia Walker and Annie Fox!

Tomorrow’s panels promise to be interesting too…

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