Posts Tagged ‘Alice Pung’
Tags: Alice Pung, Christine Bongers, David Lovegrove, Frances Whiting, Garry Disher, Gold Coast Literati, Jane Clifton, John Danalis, Karen Brooks, Maggie Hamilton, Marion Halligan, Marion Lennox, Matt Condon, Michael Rowbotham, Michelle Taylor, Narelle Oliver, Patrick O'Neil, Richard Newsome, Robert Hillman, Robyn Sheahan-Bright, Roland Harvey, Rosalie Ham, Sean Dooley, Shane Maloney, Sonia Orchard, Stephen Amsterdam, Tristan Bancks
Tags: Alice Pung, Belinda Jeffrey, Christine Bongers, Garry Disher, Gold Coast Literati, John Danalis, Katherine Howell, Marion Halligan, Michael Rowbotham, Rosie Fitzgibbon, Shane Maloney, tough gigs, Writing
I’ve done some tough gigs in my time.
I’ve turned up to give a talk and found that the only other woman in the room was a topless waitress…
I’ve talked to Year Nine boys in thirty-five degree heat, last period on a Friday, after Phys Ed…
I’ve sat alone at an author signing table while every every child in the known universe lined up for Morris Gleitzman at the table next to me.
So, when I land a gig like the Gold Coast Literati, I feel honour-bound to publicly thank the high heavens (Gold Coast Libraries and organiser Maryanne Hyde, in particular) for such a wonderful event.
Literati was the bomb. Great food, convivial company, motivated and enthusiastic writers, illustrators, and audiences.
Highlights for me included:
meeting the gorgeous Alice Pung (who I would love to see in action; unfortunately her session with John Danalis coincided with mine and Belinda’s)…
sitting next to Garry Disher and Michael Robotham while the wickedly funny Shane Maloney discussed making his Murray Whelan books into movies: ‘I thought I’d just toss books over my shoulder and they’d run along behind me picking them up.’
Literati – what a pleasure, from start to finish. Thank you organisers, authors and audiences – Bravo!