I was excited to be announced as one of three winners of a writer in residency for the Noted Writers Festival in Canberra in April 2017. The short story I wrote, Sour Cherries, Sweet Life was chosen for its:

  • unique voice
  • overall quality of writing
  • ability to sustain an engaging narrative

I spent four days in residence at at Dickson Library from Wednesday 3 May  to Saturday 6 May. I got heaps of space and time to write, and found it fascinating how a library spent its day, the sort of people who came as regulars, and the activities that happened both for adults and children. And what’s even better it gave me an idea for a short story!


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