Ubud Writers and Readers’ Festival

Dear Reader, Greetings from Ubud!

Thanks to writingWA, I am here and about to do my third workshop and first panel session in a festival crammed with fascinating writers and stories, set in tropical (and appropriately humid) paradise, with equally fascinating punters. Apparently Hanif Kureishi yesterday inquired as to whether there were any Australians left in Australia: I am staying in the ridiculously beautiful Ananda Cottages, where most of Perth is also currently residing.

It is a gift to be here. As a writer who also works (very) full time, sometimes the balance between creativity, work and life is a little bit, er, challenging. Events like this remind me that it is worth it and that I am incredibly lucky.

As an added bonus, I have just posted off a new manuscript. Fingers crossed, everyone!


Jakarta International School: such a great bunch of writers!


Dyatmika School in Denpasar


My writing location for the week

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