What’s one of the best ways to end the year for a writer?
Well, this is an easy question for me to answer: to know the New Year brings with it more exciting writing milestones.
Next year, my ten-minute play imagining the last meeting of Xanthippe and her husband Socrates has been selected for performance in ARKfest competition AND Sydney Short and Sweet. Utterly thrilled to know my words will re-birthed in a new form and come alive on stage, not only in my own state of Victoria, but also in New South Wales.
I may be flying backwards and forth from Melbourne to Sydney a few times in 2018. Of course, I want to see my play performed in Sydney as well as Melbourne, and I have also put my name down for two winter weeks of intensive writing at Varuna, the Writers House. Besides all that, I want to go the book launch of Lauren Chater’s debut novel, The Lace Weaver in April. Lauren is also well known in Australian literary circles for her Well Read Cookie website. I was very honoured recently when Lauren created a gorgeous cookie inspired by Falling Pomegranate Seeds: The Duty of Daughters.
Lauren wrote a lovely review of Falling Pomegranate Seeds: The Duty of Daughters:
…beautiful book about the youthful days of Katherine of Aragon. Gorgeous writing and Wendy Dunn’s usual light touch when it comes to the challenging dynamics of family life made this a wonderful read. Although the protagonist is a young woman, this is a book for everyone. Loved it.