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Beautiful Sentences

“She wasn’t doing a thing that I could see, except standing there leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together” ~ J.D Salinger. On Saturday 1 June I’ll be teaching a workshop on writing beautiful sentences at the NSW … Continue reading

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the end of the garden

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I’m chuffed to have my short story, “The End of the Garden” in Review of Australian Fiction 19:4. The story was inspired by Sarah Blasko’s album What the Sea Wants, the Sea Will Have, during a week on the far south … Continue reading

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Shallow Crossing

The flash and gleam of light, the plop and bubble of others, below – the constant play of a world within a world that knows its own secret. Continue reading

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Nest longlisted for the Stella Prize

Nest has been longlisted for the 2015 Stella Prize. It’s among fine company, including Helen Garner’s This House of Grief, Maxine Beneba Clark’s Foreign Soil and Ellen Van Neerven’s Heat and Light.

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Nature Writing @ Reality Bites

Inga will be teaching a nature writing workshop as part of the Reality Bites Writers Festival at Cooroy Library on Friday morning, 24 October. Reality Bites is a wonderful non-fiction festival (though touches of fiction are creeping in, showing how blurry … Continue reading

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Developing Your Novel masterclass @BWF14

I’ll be teaching a masterclass about how to develop your novel from zero draft to masterpiece at this year’s Brisbane Writer’s Festival. We’ll be looking at a mix of practical techniques for structuring and mapping your story as well as some more playful … Continue reading

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Nature Writing Retreat: Far South Coast

I’m teaching at a 5-day nature writing retreat, run through Olvar Wood, from 3-7 May, 2015. We’ll be ‘glamping’ at The Escape, at Shallow Crosssing, near Bateman’s Bay, on the south coast of NSW.  It’s a beautiful, wild setting: river … Continue reading

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In the Wake of the Raftsmen

A short story of mine, In the Wake of the Raftsmen’, appears in the current volume of the Review of Australian Fiction. I’m featured alongside Mary-Rose MacColl, which is a huge honour. You can click on the link at the bottom of … Continue reading

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Canberra’s Aboretum

I passed through Canberra recently and visited its newly opened Aboretum. It’s in its infancy, really, the majority of the trees too small to cast much shade. The project has had its detractors: it’s a major investment, features non-natives, and will use plenty of water … but I love … Continue reading

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Rupetta lives

    Nike Sulway’s wonderful novel, Rupetta, about a partly mechanical woman who lives four hundred years, hits the stands next month, published by Tartarus Press, in the UK. If you don’t know Tartarus, they publish beautifully bound books in the … Continue reading

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