Write Around the Murray – Albury’s literary festival – kicks off on September 9. It seems like the perfect excuse for a weekend in regional Australia. This year they’re encouraging visitors to ‘take a journey to alternate worlds’, and featuring sessions on fantasy, sci-fi, climate change, astrophotography and illustration.
I’m taking part in three events:
- Viva la Novella launch (Friday afternoon): if you couldn’t make it to the announcement of the Viva la Novella winners last Friday, you’ve got a second chance – David Henley, Marlee Jane Ward and I will be talking about novellas and reading a bit of stuff. As a bonus, Howard Jones will be there too (maybe not that Howard Jones).
- When sci-fi becomes cli-fi (Saturday afternoon): Cat Sparks really knows her stuff on this topic, and she’ll be grilling me, James Bradley and Tim Flannery about hope, fear, humor, hubris, science, fiction and the future.
- Alternative publishing platforms (Sunday afternoon): David Henley, Danielle Binks and I will talk about all the different ways you might get your words out there so people can read them with their eyes.
Why not get out of town and have a look?