Genre Con Opening Night

It was an enthusiastic and joyful opening night last Friday, when the first Genrecon (themed Forbidden Doors) in person for three years, happened in Brisbane on the Terrace of the State Library QLD after having to be online during the pandemic and floods. It included fairy floss, popcorn, sushi, Japanese beer, sandwiches, a back dropContinue reading “Genre Con Opening Night”

Writing Partnerships & Collaborations

It was inspirational to discuss the ins and outs of how to create successful writing collaborations, with award winning authors Geneve Flynn, Jay Kristoff, and Mykaela Saunders at Genre Con 2023. Most of the audience had little experience of this, and were curious to learn more, especially about the personal qualities to look for inContinue reading “Writing Partnerships & Collaborations”

Ancestry as Fossil

It was a fabulous experience to prepare a conversation for the AFTS 2022 conference in Brisbane. Inspired by the Flesh to Fossil theme, Lauren and I discussed the idea of ancestry as fossil and thinking of our audience not just ourselves from the very beginning, our discussions began. Through the course of our preparations, weContinue reading “Ancestry as Fossil”

Diaspora Fairy Tales

It was brilliant to present with Sharon Orapeling (Botswana) and Roselle Tenefrancia (Philippines) at the recent annual Australian Fairy Tale Conference hosted this year in Brisbane. Many more thoughts on this conference to come, but this is a summary highlight of our presentation. We began by acknowledging the many nations, of Indigenous Australia before itContinue reading “Diaspora Fairy Tales”