Love my author friends visiting. Hazel Edwards flew in from Melbourne to give the keynote at the Society of Women Writers (SWW) literary morning tea at the beautiful State Library in Sydney.
The wonderful president of the SWW Maria Hill stepped down and acclaimed author Sue Woolfe has accepted nomination … talks, committee meeting and coffee and great comraderie. Love it.
Next stop is picture book LULU.
I had the pleasure of launching the beautiful picture book LULU written by Georgie Donaghey- at Sutherland Library – to a huge crowd with lots of authors like Sandy Fussell, Deborah Abela, Bill Condon, Di Bates and many more .. with party cakes and games and celebration of LULU.
Then onto a flight from Sydney to the Gold Coast to give the keynote for the 25th Anniversary of the Gold Coast Writers Association – thankyou to the President Angelika Heurich who welcomed me and it was very nice to be collected in a limo.
It was a fantastic event with a beautiful lunch and passionate authors. Shared thoughts about writing with Robyn Archer OA – writing to create a safer world. Was especially moved by swapping stories with Kay Danes who survived a Laotian prison and torture.
Film morning catching up with Nicole Hannson whose script on Australian war brides is timely and important. Then had lunch with producer of GLITCH – coming next week – Ewan Burnett who is a great film maker and person.
Loved the award ceremony for FROM DAWN TO DUSK where schools and kids competed in taking photos of the area – the ceremomny was held in the United Church Paddington which is covered in artworks. Louise Elsing did a terrific job organising the evemt …
Now organizing WRITERS in the PARK to be held on the People’s Park – Centennial Parklands.
So exciting with Susan Wyndham literary editor Sydney Morning Herald, Centennial Parklands, SCBWI, …. and most literacy and literature organisations and many more – all on board to create a literary festival for the people in the People’s Park.
Phew …. need a rest … but the life of a writer is never boring and we have the joy and privileges of working on what we love..
I better get back to writing my book -Louie at the Hughie.