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Richard Flanagan and Black & Blue at the Varuna Sydney Writers’ Festival

More from guest blogger Kirsten Krauth on the Varuna branch of the Sydney Writers’ Festival.

Richard Flanagan packs a room and Black & Blue bring illustrators and poets together in an exhibition that explores dark stories from the Blue Mountains ….

More from the Wild Colonial Girl

More great blogging from The Wild Colonial Girl, Kirsten Krauth who was guest blogger at the Varuna-Sydney Writers’ Festival …

*Emma Donoghue spoke about cross-dressing, frog-dancing and breast-feeding (and I had a room with a view at Varuna)

*Irina Dunn spoke to Felicity Castagna and me about stalking teenagers, boys who don’t speak but do listen; whether we wear pants of not (I mean, are pantsers)

*Annah Faulkner and Sally Piper advised to not drive and write (bloody idiot!), to not listen to your mother if she says you’re bad at art, and that the way families share food defines them

*Richard Flanagan’s profundity and the Black and Blue exhibition of Blue Mountains’ stories to come…

Varuna with Sydney Writers’ festival Kirsten Krauth blogs

We’re just landing from five days of Writer Festival fun. It’s been exceptional. Congratulations to all of the writers, illustrators and convenors who enthralled, amused and engaged with us with their conversations and thanks to the readers in the audience for enjoying their work, buying their books and providing the essential spark you get at a great live event.

Kirsten Krauth blogs about Emma Donoghue talking with Kate Fagan at the Varuna with Sydney Writers’ Festival.

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 Hello, I’m Stephen Measday and I’m reading from my novel Send Simon Savage. Continue Reading »

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Hi, this is Kathryn Millard and I’m reading from “The Talkies”. Continue Reading »

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Hello, my name’s Brenda Saunders and I’m going to read two poems “The Art of Travel” and “Distance”. They’re from my recent collection.

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Hello, my name is Jenni Mitchell and I’m reading a poem I wrote while working as an artist in residence on board the Hurtigruten coastal steamer in Norway. Continue Reading »

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