Topic archives: Brenda Walker

A mini-diary of Perth Writers Festival 2011

A mini-diary of Perth Writers Festival 2011

March 12, 2011 2

Thursday On the flight over I read Jonah Lehrer, watch Animal Planet and listen to Philip Glass and Emily Haines. Nathan Scolaro picks me up at the airport and on the drive we discuss some of the festival authors. Nathan asks if I’ve read Armistead Maupin and I say, unfortunately, no. He loves Tales Of […]

The Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2010

The Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards 2010

September 29, 2010 2

I attended the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards last night. I drank a lot of red wine, Casey Bennetto sang, awards were given, people got emotional, Peter Temple was hilarious, there was a dessert buffet, and Penguin CEO Gabrielle Coyne and I had a conversation about Michael Jackson. The Wheeler Centre, administering the awards for the first […]

Byron Bay Writers Festival 2010 diary, part 2

Byron Bay Writers Festival 2010 diary, part 2

August 11, 2010 3

A sun-drenched and possibly superficial series of blog posts On Friday I had my first three panels. I won’t go into too much detail, but there were highlights – such as being on stage alongside Tom Cho on one, and Krissy Kneen on another (and not as a chair, but fellow writer); meeting Susan Wyndham, […]