First speaking date for 2011
March 9th, 2011
If you’re going to be in Hobart on Sunday 3rd April, I’ll be speaking at the Home Truths Literary Festival, which is part of Ten Days on the Island. I’m in a session called ‘BELIEVING THE UNBELIEVABLE: Creating the Real and the Fantastic’, with the lovely Danielle Wood, with whom I share a publisher, and David Owen, who I haven’t met but who I’m sure is also lovely :). Chair is author Robyn Friend.
I’m just starting to work out what I’ll be talking about, and it’s going to be interesting I think. How I built the fantasy world of Jewel and the Museum, and how it changed from the first to the final draft, and how sometimes, if you can just find the right string to pull, you can unlock a world in one dramatic gesture, both for yourself (the author) and for the reader.
My session is at the Hobart Town Hall at 1.45 pm. If you come, make sure you come up and say hello afterwards.