I am so honoured to be making three appearances at this year's Sydney Writers' Festival.
Here are the details:
Book Launch: Jane Skelton - Lives of the Dead
Tuesday, May 21 2013 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Free, no bookings
Carrington Hotel, Katoomba, 15-47 Katoomba Street, Katoomba
Universal Heart Book Club’s co-founder, Walter Mason, will launch Lives of the Dead, the haunting and lyrical debut short fiction collection by local writer and Varuna Alumna, Jane Skelton. Set in rural and remote farming areas, in the Blue Mountains bushland and on the coast, Skelton’s stories tell of characters captured by memories of the past, tied up inextricably in the Australian landscape. SpinelessWonders, Australia’s short fiction specialists, invites you to this entertaining hour of readings and refreshments.
Presented with Varuna, The Writers’ House.
Books to Live By
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 2, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
John Purcell, Morgan Smith, Barbara Horgan, Walter Mason (facilitator)
A great book recommendation is indeed a wonderful thing. Booksellers, with their wealth of knowledge and eyes on the most exciting new books, are often the best people to tell us what to read. Getting the right books to the right people is their special skill. Three of Sydney’s most in-the-know booksellers and tastemakers, John Purcell (Booktopia), Morgan Smith (Gleebooks) and Barbara Horgan (Shearers), share some of their secrets with Walter Mason and recommend their favourite books.
The Power of Landscape
Thursday, May 23 2013 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Ticketed: $14/$10
Richard Wherrett Studio, Sydney Theatre, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Melissa Lucashenko, Sue Woolfe, Walter Mason (facilitator)
BOOK NOW $14/$10 Bookings 9250 1988, swf.sydneytheatre.org.au
Our relationship with our environment determines the identity of every individual and every culture. If we shift where we are, can personal or spiritual revelation come more readily? Melissa Lucashenko (Mullumbimby) and Sue Woolfe (The Oldest Song In the World), discuss the power and influence of the Australian landscape on their writing with Walter Mason (Destination Saigon).