I’m really looking forward to participating in this year’s  Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival  on the long weekend in June. I’ll be in 2 events on Friday and 1 on Saturday, as well as being involved in the Write Advice Curtin Writing and Publishing Flash Mob, also on the Saturday.

On Friday morning I’ll be talking with Chinese poet, essayist and translator, Huiyi Bao, about her book of essays on Irish culture as well as her research into religious poetry. She’ll read some of her poems, talk about her translations of the work of Margaret Attwood and Elizabeth Bishop, and how her book has become a best-seller in mainland China.

Later that day I’ll be talking with Rosemary Sayer about my book In Love and War: Nursing Heroes. Rosemary and I were part of a really enjoyable conversation at the Perth Writers Festival and I’m looking forward to joining her again to talk about my book.

On Saturday over lunch, Rachel Robertson and I will discuss Purple Prose – an anthology of fifteen new works by some wonderful Australian women writers, inspired by the colour purple. I’ll also be meeting and giving feedback to emerging writers at The Write Advice on Saturday, it’s going to be a busy day!

You can get all the details on the program here. I hope to see you there.

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