Blog

Weekend in Sydney

Michelle Morgan - Sunday, March 09, 2014

I had a wonderful weekend in Sydney, listening to author talks at the City Recital Hall on Friday night and enjoying another great Australian play at the Griffin Theatre on Saturday.

Alexander McCall Smith gave an hilarious talk about his life, books and characters that had me crying with laughter. Like many of his characters, he is witty, delightful and charming. I even managed to have a short chat with him after getting my books signed. Having travelled to Botswana in 2010, I can really relate to and appreciate the characters in the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency series. 

I then had the pleasure of listening to Elizabeth Gilbert talk about her life, writing and the creative process. It was a very thoughtful and personal talk that was very inspiring. I really enjoyed reading Eat, pray, love and look forward to reading her latest book, The signature of all things, a story that revolves around the world of botany and is set in the nineteenth century.

I've never been disappointed with any of the plays that I've seen at Griffin Theatre and Jump for Jordan was no exception. So much energy and so many fine performances in the one play! It was funny, moving, thought-provoking and overall, very entertaining.

A perfect weekend!

 

» Share this post

Recent Posts

Tags

children's book council of australia national conference romy sharp Kings Cross Theatre australian standing orders book launch sydney writers festival 2019 buzz words michelle morgan mabo day children's / YA literature CBCA Children's Book Week copyediting luke johnson children's book council of australia NSW branch sally odgers songs Newcastle writers' festival autumn revel frankfurt book fair KXT karma Dymock's Canberra refugee week Reader's Companion Armidale sydney opera house better read than dead nowra library Mitchell Library sophie masson amazon kindle illustrators QBD flying through clouds tasmania southern highlands writers' festival goodreads giveaway sandy fussell libraries nsw writers' centre racing the moon allen & unwin deb robins lovereading4kids Tamworth Country Music Festival kate gordon hans christian andersen bushwalking kindle jamberoo public school heart of australia elaine ousten hnsa spark award older readers 2017 kobo lyn linning children's book council of australia illawarra south coast scbwi australia Abbey's Bookshop gerringong historical society museum ubud writers & readers festival ReadPlus goodbye frankie Broadbeach Library self-publishing Moss Vale Campus Library children's book council of australia Anniversary Day bookworld Dymocks Brisbane southern cross Books + Publishing school visits iTunes chloe mauger NAIDOC week barnes&noble State Library of NSW writers' festivals coming-of-age fiction Port Macquarie Library smashwords bookstop[ martin luther king, jr authors WritingNSW too late for love 14 february 1966 Magpies bookloons dymocks bill condon potts point bookshop interviews spark award 2017 Good Reading goodreads australian federation of graduate women writing workshops ANZAC Day YA fiction reviews barbara braxton playwrights retreat historical novel society australasia berkelouw books skylight books writing process blog hop books shoalhaven libraries Bookshop Bowral australian literature Waterstones 12 curly questions indigenous literacy day berkelouw book barn festival of dangerous ideas paperback fran knight bookshops booktopia captain tobias furneaux canberra atyp teen fiction bay of fires deep sky believing eBook tom keneally centre Muswellbrook Library CBCA book of the year awards readhowyouwant festivals griffin press highlife magazine seven mile beach middle grade fiction read3r'zrevu Spotlight On bologna children's book fair telopea park school giveaway valentine's day amazon book fairs southern highland news ulladulla library Tamworth City Library ubud, bali Historical Novel Society sharon mcguinness reconciliation clancy tucker teachers' notes Australia Day St Paul's Primary School elizabeth gilbert mETAphor Quirindi Library big book day out plays di bates eBook mall Paperchain Manuka book tour all the buzz about books nook sydney byron writers festival literary lunch narrabundah college fishpond alexander mccall smith awards MacLean's Booksellers lachlan philpott Woollahra Library good reading magazine literary events jump for jordan indigenous literacy foundation Taree Library author videos theatre just write for kids indie publishing book trailer Reading Time playwriting festival festival of golden words playwriting Sydney Harbour Bridge Bowral Art Gallery smsa library gorman arts centre griffin theatre international children's book day 2014 combined book exhibit book cover design blog tour book depository historical fiction society of children's book writers and illustrators Grafton Library ann harth eBooks.com Gordon Library Lismore Library author talks act writers centre storytellers festival decimal currency arielle gamble jackie french ainslie + gorman arts centre mother's day holidays scbwi sir charles kingsford smith kids' book review tanika gupta australian reading hour refugees sydney mechanics school of arts library national simultaneous storytime 19 March 1932 bradman museum

Archive