A special writing trip to Perth and Bali!

I’m lucky enough to be writer in residence during Sept/Oct at the lovely KSP writer’s centre, in the bush of the Perth Hills right near John Forrest National Park (in Australia) http://www.kspwriterscentre.com/writers-in-residence-2018

I have a reading and Q&A at a sundowner (with wine) on 28th Sept at 6.30pm, a reading at the Mundaring Library on 9th November at 5.45pm, a writing workshop (Stirring the Writer’s Cauldron) on 13 Oct at 1-4pm and reading at a literary dinner (Mexican food with a Halloween theme!) on 16 Oct.


After the residency I’ve been invited to take part in the spectacular Bali’s writers’ festival! in Ubud.


Before the residency, I’ll be running two workshops in Fremantle for the wonderful OOTA Writers’ Group whom I’m very much looking forward to catching up with again! I’ll be keen to get a copy of Julie Watts’ award-winning poetry book ‘Legacy‘.

Wild Writing, 22nd September: Stretch beyond the predictable, re-invent the ordinary, sneak into the surreal, flirt with freefall and have fun taking your writing to unexpected places. Often you have find more powerful truths by stepping aside from reality. Put aside the editor and critic and let your creativity fly. A great antidote to writer’s block, in this workshop you’ll find lots of emerging ideas for poems and stories and gain confidence in your creative muscle.

22nd September, 1.30-4pm, Fremantle Arts Centre.  Cost: $30 for members/$35 non- members.  Places are limited. Contact Marlish Glorie at marlish@westnet.com.au to secure your place.

Reading and Writing Rev-up, 14th Sept: A popular informal workshop of reading and discussing contemporary poets to challenge and excite! Meet at the Fremantle Arts Centre cafe, Friday 14th September, 10am-12, cost is $15. Contact Julie Watts from OOTA writer’s group or message me here to book a place and pay on the day. We need numbers for table booking and handout numbers.


I’m also offering mentoring one-to-one sessions: One-to-one mentoring/feedback sessions at $50/hr for advice, tips and mentoring on poetry writing and publishing, to include feedback on poems. These sessions can help you gain fresh perspectives, impetus, ideas and inspiration. Poetry feedback for 3-4 poems. Limited slots are available. Contact me to book.

Thank you to KSP, Ubud Writers and Readers Festival and of course Arts Council England for giving me time to write and helping make this trip possible.


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