The Gold Coast is a beautiful place, beaches, sunshine and the hinterland of subtropical rain forest. Tomorrow I’ll be doing what I love almost as much as writing, I’ll be talking about writing at the Gold Coast Writers Festival. Saturday’s events are being held at the Robina Community Centre.
Here’s the program. They ran workshops today.
I get to hang out with a bunch of fellow writers and talk shop. I’ll be looking out for Anita Bell, Sandy Curtis and Louise Cusack, all old friends. And I’ll get to meet Jill Smith and Tony Cavanaugh who will be on panels with me. And I’ll see Meg Vann who is now CEO of the QLD Writers Centre.
Of course I’ve been doing my homework. I’ve read Tony’s very intense thriller, Promise.
And this is after several weeks of teaching, painting bedrooms for my in-laws who are coming to visit and a week of marking. A day on the coast with a bunch or writers and readers sound like just what I need!