Saturday, July 30, 2011

Charlie's Ramblings (11) Brisbane Writers Festival

Hi All!

You may not have heard, but the Brisbane Writer's Festival is creeping up on us.  It runs from 7th - 11th of September and features some really cool Authors including James Phelan, Maggie Stiefvater, Emily Rodda and Marianne de Pierres and that's just name dropping a few of the many authors who will be attending.  

I've actually bit the bullet finally and bought a ticket in one of the workshops - From Harry Potter to Tim Winton: How To Write for Young Adults.  This will be my very first writing workshop and I must say yes! I'm  freaking out just a tiny bit.  As soon as I bought the ticket I'm like... maybe I'm not a writer.  Maybe I've just enrolled myself in something I could absolutely suck at under pressure.  I mean three hours is really long when you're trying not to make a fool out of yourself.  lol.  Yes all these thoughts ran through my head.  But at the end of it all I thought 'Well, I'm serious about writing.  So what? I'll be in the room with 19 other people who will probably be totally awesome Writers compared to my mediocre self but that's okay.  I can deal.'  And now I'm convinced I'm going and everything will be fine. Until the day lol.

But yes, sorry for the rambling.  I feel much lighter.  So, are you going?  Will you be attending any of the sessions?  

I'm hoping to get a ticket to see Maggie Stiefvater in action in one of the other workshops but it all comes down to finances and lets face it... I'm not exactly rolling in the dough lately.  Thank you Centrelink and Queensland Police.  Both probably my own fault entirely but let's not ruin a good night with my whinging ;) 

Send us a line if you intend on going!  I may even see you there.  

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