Today I’m actually pre-writing my post because on Sunday I’m going to be drowning myself in the inspiration of the Adelaide Writers’ Week –I just hope the Clipsal cars are not too noisy to hear all that inspiration (note to Adelaide government –there are actually 50 other weeks in the year when there is no arts festival or fringe festival on in Adelaide which could ably embrace the NOISY Clipsal car race).
Last time I went I loved the writers week; being exposed to writers I had never heard of, seeing writers I had adored speak of their own struggles and twists of good fortune and just generally being around people who love reading and writing. It is a wonderful event which is (gratefully) free –perhaps the organisers took into account the average income of most writers in Australia when they were first planning it?
This year I’m going to be lucky enough to be attending with two friends who are also writers, so not only will I be inspired by the writers’ week, I’ll be able to keep talking about it after the events are over with others who are just as excited about writing.
If you are not able to make it to Adelaide for the event (which is entirely possible because of the hideous traffic congestion we are currently having due to a certain noisy street circuit race) do not fear, the ABC will be streaming the sessions on a special digital radio station set up for the festival.
Otherwise, get down to the Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden March 3-8th and find a little inspiration of your own.
See you there!