Tuesday, June 21, 2011

At Nutcote: May Gibb's House & My Writing Life

The rear of May Gibbs House - the right window on the upper level is her study window

A cold Sunday afternoon a lovely old house running down to the harbour, two comfy armchairs by the fire in the lougeroom and some twenty people gathered in May Gibb's house. What a delight to be able to talk about my own writing in the house of a writer who featured so highly in my own childhood. The creation of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie of Scotty in Gumnutland was to have an enduring effect on this writer's life brought to graphically alive by new appealing artworks. May Gibbs life long direction to the  Australian bushlands on Nutcote is a tribute to her life and work.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Kevin Hart at Sydney University

Morning Knowledge (University of Notre Dame Press, 2011)

A poetry reading on Wednesday the 8th of June in the Woolley Common Room was a delight to hear Kevin talk philosophy, theory and poetry. I feel he encapsulates it all in his marvelous poems. He read from his latest collection, Morning Knowledge (University of Notre Dame Press, 2011)

To hear a podcast on ABC, click here.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

A Fireside Talk at Nutcote

Please join me for a special afternoon at May Gibb's home

 in Neutral Bay next Sunday, the 19th, from 3- 4pm.

I'll be talking about the writing process, publishing,

new books -paper and e-books

 - as well as an intro into May Gibbs and how she influenced my writing

 5 Wallaringa Avenue, Neutral Bay

For bookings please phone (0)2 9953 445

Limited numbers so book early!