Gold Coast Literati

I’ve had a fantastic day hanging out at Robina library, listening to Australian authors speak on a range of topics, including dialogue, fact in fiction, and plot and story.

Authors who spoke included Nick Earls, Tony Wilson, Ilsa Evans, Pamela Rushby, Daniel Ducrou, Phil Brown and Louise Cusack.

I met Nick Earls! Yay. Was it Bachelor Kisses with the creme de menth scene that made me laugh so hard I nearly…well, you know.

It was great to meet Pamela Rushby, too, whose passion for her subject matter is inspiring. I bought her book ‘When the Hipchicks Went to War,’ having read her short story, on the same topic, in One Book Many Brisbanes.

So it was a fun day! But I’m sad that the Literary Feast was cancelled due to lack of numbers. I attended last year and it was a great event, where different authors sat and chatted with us through each course. We sincerely hope it will be on again next year.

The Splinter Group held our own Fringe Literary Feast at Taboon in Robina, and it was delicious.

And congratulations to Gary Kemble for finishing his first draft of Skin Deep.

Better catch some Zzzs.

Helen.

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