I’m single and I’m in my 30s. I know who I am and I know what I want. I’m motivated, I set goals and I achieve them. I believe in myself. Recently I decided that it was time to get myself back out on the dating circuit so I started something called 10datesADL, you can
A blog has to have a purpose, and the purpose of this blog is to keep my online social identity as mine. But a blog still needs to have content. So what am I going to blog about? What do you want to read about? Give me a creative challenge.
I’m a commuter cyclist and a recreational cyclist. As a recreational cyclist I like to ride early in the morning when there are less cars or out into the Adelaide Hills/along the coast on the weekends. As a commuter cyclist and someone who likes to help motivate other people to cycle I tend to be
Or should I say… back in time (Har har). Silly jokes aside, I need to make a decision about this timeline… Do I keep it objective, or do I put myself in it? What I’m trying to do is to put together a timeline that highlights significant environmental, political, social events that have occurred from
The 2013 Adelaide Writers’ Week explores secret histories – of the ancient world, the British Royal Family, the war in Iraq, the Balkans, marriage, old age, poverty, childhood, Soviet Russia, food politics, video games, love, sex, both World Wars, folktales, art world scandals, court rooms, locker rooms, school rooms, Australia’s convict past, horse breeding, wine making, country houses, movies, murder, money, Chinese food and afternoons on the beach.
I’m going to be volunteering as a live tweeter with the festival for a few of the sessions on Saturday and Sunday.
The official hashtag for Writers’ Week is #AdlWW so make sure you’re following it on twitter if you can’t get along to any of the sessions.
Saturday 2nd March
At 2:30 pm I’ll be tweeting the session on the West Stage, The Next Generation.
Three of Australia’s most distinguished younger poets will reading their work and keep you entertained with a panel discussion about poetry in Australia today.
Fiona Wright’s (@WritesFiona) first collection of poems, Knuckled was published in 2011. Josephine Rowe (@JosephineRowe) is both a poet and a short fiction writer, her most recently collection of stories was Tarcutta Wake. LK Holt is the author of the collections Patience, Mutiny and Man Wolf Man. Join these poets in conversation with Nicholas Jose.
From 5pm I’ll be back at the West Stage for Cold Cold Ground. You’ll be able to catch snippets of Irish born Adrian McKinty‘s (@unitedirishman) session. He’s been described as a master of modern Noir. Born in Belfast, McKinty read law, politics and philosophy before moving to Harlem, New York City – all of which feature in his clever and violent novels. He is the author of two trilogies, one crime, the other YA, as well as stand alone novels including Fifty Grand. Most recently he has published The Cold, Cold Ground. Join him in conversation with Nick Prescott.
Sunday 3 March
From the triumph of the Roman Republic to the Persian Empire, from Europe in the year 1000 to the birth of Islam, English historian Tom Holland (@holland_tom) has explored the epic adventures of our ancient past.
Author of Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic,Persian Fire, Millennium and most recently In the Shadow of the Sword, Holland is one of the most celebrated and best-selling historians in the world. Holland’s formidable histories are as compelling as they are meticulous; they are as remarkable for their scholarship as they are for their readability. This award-winning writer is a must-see for anyone curious about the ancient world. Join him in conversation with Michael Cathcart.
Monday 4th March
Sexual Politics, West Stage, 3:45 pm
This session brings together three writers, all of whom identify as feminists. Justine Larbalestier (@JustineLavaworm) is a YA and fantasy writer, playwright Bryony Lavery is the author of iconic works including Thursday and Chika Unigwe (@chikaunigwe) is the author of the novel On Black Sister’s Street, about a group of African women in the sex trade.
I have a confession to make. There are several phobias I have.
Last night @sonjabarfoed dared me to write a blog post about one of them, so here it is.
I have an intense dislike of…
DENTISTS WITH BEARDS
The risk of some man’s beard hair falling in my open mouth and me choking on it, or god forbid, SWALLOWING IT is too revolting to contemplate. There is no way that you will EVER get me to make an appointment with a dentist with a beard.
When I moved to Wagga Wagga, I called around the dental surgeries there and asked if they had dentists with beards. Seriously.
You might have read in an earlier post that I delivered some Social Media training for the Adelaide City Digital Hub. Here’s the presentation that I threw together. It’s really just some pointers for me to talk to…