A creative writer’s not-so-secret life
2015

A creative writer’s not-so-secret life

Tiana Vitlic Writer Melina Marchetta likes to draw on real life experiences in shaping her acclaimed young adult novels – personal experiences are “complications that work well in storytelling”, she says. Sharing her writing secrets with around 150 students at a Sydney Writers’ Festival event, ‘Secondary School Days’, in Sutherland on Thursday, Ms Marchetta reinforced … Continue reading

Shaun Micallef’s tour of the world’s most powerful furniture
2015

Shaun Micallef’s tour of the world’s most powerful furniture

Amanda McLeod Shaun Micallef’s buttery voice immediately commands the attention of his sold-out crowd at Walsh Bay. He’s at the Sydney Writers’ Festival to tell a story—but it seems his audience isn’t really interested in the story. They’re here to hear him tell it. Zoe Norton Lodge, also a comedian, writer and performer, introduces the … Continue reading