One of the things I always tell writers and creatives in my classes and workshops is that the best way to get excited about your own creative projects is to go and see a genuinely creative person in action. I get many of my best ideas in attending talks, classes and workshops, and find the careers, interests and habits of other writers endlessly fascinating.
If you're in Sydney in February you have the opportunity to see one of this city's most creative and energetic writers in action - and all for free! The fabulous Susannah Fullerton is really one of my teachers and mentors, and I am in awe of her energy, her commitment to writing, literature and education and her skills as a writer and speaker. I can genuinely say I am a fan boy, and I go to see her at every opportunity.
On the evening of the 12th of February Susannah is at Leichhardt Library talking about Sydney’s literary visitors, drawing from her tremendous book Brief Encounters. I'm going, and I know a lot of other people will be as well, so I really recommend you book your free spot now.
Evening Talk with Susannah Fullerton @ Leichhardt Library
12 Feb 2015
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Piazza Level -Italian Forum, 23 Norton St
Leichhardt , NSW, Australia
Join renowned literary lecturer Susannah Fullerton for a discussion of her popular book 'Brief Encounters : Literary Travellers in Australia'. Free event. Bookings - Online or call 9367 9266.
In Brief Encounters Susannah examines a diverse array of distinguished writers who came to Australia in the 19th and 20th centuries - Darwin, Trollope, Conrad, D.H. Lawrence, Twain, Agatha Christie, Kipling, H.G. Wells and others.
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Why did they make the long and arduous trek to Australia, what did they do when they got here, how did the Australian public react to them, and how were their future works shaped or influenced by this country?
Thursday 12 February
Free event - All welcome - Refreshments served
Bookings - online or call 9367 9266