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Readings on the deck, Thursday February 21

February 14, 2019


A note from my local library, folks… Homegrown Hobsons Bay writers Vin Maskell, Lucia Nardo, Joyce Butcher and Carolyn Morwood discuss the impact of place to engage, to inform, to shock and to shape. Is it really location, location, location for both the writer and the reader? Join us for this Special Readings on the […]

Stereo and other Stories 2016

February 1, 2016


Greetings dear reader, Creative conundrum: my busyness with Stereo Stories these past two years has run parallel with me writing less stories about the beach and the family and sport and suburbia. Has the need to think about staging, lighting, guest performers, set lists, running sheets, public liability, social media and heavens know what else […]

Busy days ahead at 2015 Willy Lit Fest

May 19, 2015


Greetings dear Reader, It’s nearly time for the annual Williamstown Literary Festival. This year I’ll be busy on two fronts. On Friday evening 12 June I’m chairing Swimming In Ink at Seaworks, featuring novelists Jock Serong, Favel Parrett and Enza Gandolfo. If you love the sea and love reading about the sea, you’ll have a […]

Stereo Stories tour dates

March 7, 2015


Okay, so ‘tour dates’ may be overstating the case a little, but I’m  delighted to announce that Stereo Stories Live will be at the Williamstown Library on Sunday afternoon 19 April, and then at Newstead (near Castlemaine) on Saturday evening, 2 May. The one-hour Willi library gig will include five new stories and three new […]

Willy Lit Fest 2014: cycling, music, words.

April 29, 2014


Early bird tickets are now on sale for the Williamstown Literary Festival in late May. I’m chairing two sessions: The Spoke ‘n’ Word on Tuesday evening 27 May will feature cyclists/authors Tom Doig, Kate Leeming, Greg Foyster and Sophie Chishkovsky talking about their (very) long-distance cycling adventures. Stereo Stories Live Volume 1 on Saturday afternoon […]

Dispossessed: the closing of bookshops

February 18, 2011


Bookshops are in the news again, with bookstore chains such as Borders and Angus & Robertsons hitting hard times. But what of the small independent bookshops, especially those that sell second-hand books? Here’s a story The Age ran some years back, about a local bookshop. It begins: You turn left at the post-office and there […]